Rug Fringe Repair
Replace - If fringe has become damaged either through improper cleaning methods, trimming too short, or simply because of time and wear another available option is to have the fringe replaced. While many rug owners would gasp at the thought of replacing the fringe on their handwoven rug, there are ways it can be done to save the rug from unraveling and add to the visual beauty of the rug. When we say replace we do not mean taking prefabricated fringe and adding it by machine or glue. Handwoven rugs should always be repaired by hand,so they are not damaged, using a sewing machine on a handwoven rug will permanently damage it as the needle will go through the warps and welts instead of carefully around them as a trained hand will do. Using a sewing machine on a handwoven rug will not only make the rug less attractive it will lower its value as well. To replace fringe, you will want to pick out prefabricate fringe and have a professional hand sew it over the original fringe. By using this method not only is the rug more aesthetically pleasing it will protect the rug from further damage. In the case of a machine woven rug, the fringe is more of a decoration than a significant part of the rug. During the fabrication of a machine woven rug, the fringe is added once the rug is done and is usually attached with glue or sewed. In this case, repairing worn or damaged fringe is simple, pull it off and add new fringe.