As with most other rug restoration and rug repair projects, our first step in our recent project was professionally cleaning the Navajo rug. Cleaning is advised so that embedded particles are removed from the fibers, and so that the yarns used in the repaired section will match as closely as possible the color of the (clean) original rug.
After cleaning the Navajo rug, we nailed the rug to a wooden frame and then extended warp at the rug's edge. The vertical strands pictured above are the new warp threads.
Finally, we rewove the weft keeping the original motif and color palette. The final result, pictured above, is our latest Navajo rug repair. With proper care and cleaning, this rug can be enjoyed for years to come. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com