Sale prices for Oriental rugs, kilims and accessories can now be viewed on my website. Please note that purchases of Sale goods can be made in person on the Saturday 25th Jan and thereafter by phone, email or appointment. Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.
Sale at Premises Sat 25th Jan 10:00 – 17:00 Substantial sale reductions on a large percentage of Oriental rugs, flatweaves and kilim cushions. Sale prices will appear online close to 25th Jan. Looking forward to seeing you. Sale Online ends Sat 8th Feb If you wish to view any items during the sale period but […]
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 […]
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.