Can You Wash Viscose?

What is Viscose Fabric? Viscose is neither truly natural (like cotton, wool or silk) nor truly synthetic (like nylon or polyester); it is manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber from wood pulp. It is easy to dye and retains vivid colors very well. It has a luxurious silk like luster, blends easily with other fibers, yet less…

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Over-dyed Rugs & Carpet Dyeing

Environmentally conscientious people do not like throwing things out that can be re-used or upcycled. At the same time, they don’t like to have things displayed in their home that are shabby and worn looking. There are many people who have vintage Persian style and similar rugs in their home, but even the best made…

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Showing Off Soumak Rugs

  Soumak rugs, made by a method of brocading handmade flat-woven rugs, is one of the oldest known rug making techniques. Colored yarns form a pattern at slight angles creating a herringbone effect. Loose ends of the pattern yarns are allowed to hang free at the back of the rug, providing padding. Houzz.com showed us some of…

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Wool Rug Cleaning

Wool Rug Cleaning Let’s talk wool. It’s used throughout rug-producing countries around the globe by local tribes, generations of family weavers, and in large factory settings to make a variety of handmade area rugs. The value of a wool rug depends on many influences; however, none can be more prevalent than the wool itself. Wool…

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Carpet Fringe and Edge Repair For Handmade and Oriental Rugs

Contrary to popular belief, the fringes and edges of a handmade rug are not for decorative purposes. They are the extensions of the weft (horizontal lines) and warp (vertical lines) that form the rug’s foundation. The weft and warp are made from cotton, wool, silk or even jute, and if pulled, torn or damaged, will…

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Carpet Stain Removal for Oriental & Area Rugs

Carpet Cleaning Tips: Oriental & Area Rugs     Let’s begin by understanding the anatomy of stain formations on Oriental rugs, Persian carpets, and other types of area rugs. Rug fibers such as wool, silk, faux silk, viscose, cotton, and all types of natural fibers require a unique process for cleaning and stain removal. However,…

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