Thursday, May 9, 2013

Handmade Turkish Rug Repair - Final


The first step in our recent Turkish rug restoration was to professionally clean the rug, then attach it to a wooden frame loom, and then slowly rebuild the warp, as shown below:



Our next step was to rebuild the weft, the horizontal strands shown below:


Once the warp and weft were built (the grid like structure above and below), we began knotting the pile.  Below, the long yarns are the newly knotted pile:


Below is a picture of the completed reknotting before we cut down the yarns:


And, finally, below is the final result of our recent Turkish rug restoration:


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