Intermediate Rug Repair and Restoration  (Three Days)

  • Replacing the end finish on a Bidjar
    Replacing the end finish on a Bidjar

    Replacing the end finish on a Bidjar

  • Re-weaving a Hamadan.
    Re-weaving a Hamadan.

    Re-weaving a Hamadan. A simple job for an intermediate skill level rug restorer.

  • Rug restoration tools.
    Rug restoration tools.
  • Reweaving a large hole.
    Reweaving a large hole.

    Re-weaving a large hole in an antique Tabriz; a little more complicated.

This class is for the more experienced rug repair technician looking to take their skills to the next level. The techniques taught are the foundation skills needed to go beyond repair and become an oriental rug restorer.

  • Review structural analysis to identify parts/materials of rugs
  • Re-knotting; symmetrical and asymmetrical knots, low pile and 'Kashmir' techniques
  • Warp and weft insertion; cotton and wool warp preparation and spinning
  • Basic re-weaving techniques: kelim and pile weaves
  • Selvage re-weaving:  single and multi-cord overcast
  • Repair and replacement of fringes and end finishes

 


Included with $2495.00 tuition:

  • Complete tool kit suitable to begin doing the work taught and a copy of Marla Mallett's book "Woven Structures: A Guide To Oriental Rug and Textile Analysis." 
  • Students are encouraged to bring their favorite tools and any projects they want to review in class.
  • Rug scrap to work on in class and take home
  • Comprehensive handouts with recommended books and suppliers.

Next course: March 9-11, 2016. DOWNLOAD enrollment and payment form.

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