The new handmade natural dyed kilim cushions is now on-line. As usual every cushion is a one-off. For those of you who are London based you can always give me a call to arrange an appointment and see them in person.
I have obtained some new stock of kilim cushions and now need to photograph them all and put on them on the website. They will be available on-line in the next few days. If you would like be informed when you can view them on-line do send me an email email@example.com. For those of […]
I consider colours created from natural dyes to be more harmonious than synthetic dyes because of their subtle variation. Some buyers prize natural dyed colours. Natural dyes, as opposed to synthetic dyes, refer to dyes created mainly from plant material but some from scale insects.Here are some of the sources of natural dyes used for […]
Take care as not all rugs and carpets should be folded for transport as instructed below. Some old rugs/carpets may have got damp in the past resulting in the foundation becoming brittle and could break when folded. Others may have a stiff construction such that it best to fold it with the pile on the […]
In the case of a spill on your Oriental rug use an absorbent material such as teatowel to mop up the liquid. Do not add water as this can spread the stain and could if you are unlucky lead to some dye run. If the stain remains give me a call to ask for a […]
In theory no damage will occur on wool rugs under most furniture as long as the furniture is moved every few months a couple of inches so that the pile can spring back. In large rooms interior designers will often put an Oriental carpet partially underneath a sofa or a chair so that the carpet […]
The west has been hanging rugs for centuries bringing warmth and colour to a room. In the past they were used to adorn castles, palaces and churches. Now they are used as art on the wall and are an excellent way to show off an attractive rug or preserve a rug which may worn. What […]
Do avoid placing plant pots on your Oriental rugs. The problem is that the moisture from the pot will seep into the rug so it will slowly rot the rug. This can happen even if you have taken every care that the pot does not leak..
If Oriental rugs are cared for and they are good quality when obtained they should outlive you and can be handed down to future generations. Any dirt which reaches the foundations acts as an abrasive so wears away the pile. A regular vacuum with the suction at a low setting will reduce the dirt and […]
I have now caught four clothes moths in the last few weeks and I know from customers ordering more that they have been spotting them too. Do get some more clothes moths to protect your wool clothes, rugs and fitted carpets. You can buy them either from your local DIY or I sell them. Further […]
Collectors will spend lifetimes determining which Oriental rugs or carpets should be purchased. Finally what matters is taste and there is no right or wrong view. However, there are common criteria by which Oriental rugs are judged. A good wool will feel reasonably soft to the touch, perhaps a little oily, can take heavy use […]
Oriental carpets or rugs are usually classified by their country of origin. There are also artistic and technical categories which start from designs woven from memory (tribal) and progress to those with exact written or drawn instructions (court). These classifications areas follows: Tribal weavings such as the Persian Qashqai, are made for home use: for […]
There are two emails that I send out:
- An occasional offer which can vary from discounts on cleaning to special offers such as a free cushion if you spend a certain amount on a rug purchase. It also includes advance notice of my annual sale.
- Quarterly – and to be honest this does vary – I send out a summary of news since the previous email.