Category Archives: Rug 101 Corner

Rug “Spills”

We get many phone calls about rug “spills”.  Here’s what we recommend:

  • Do not rub a spill, as doing so will force it deeper into the rug.
  • Blot the spill with a clean white cloth.
  • Then …. Mix a very small amount of dish washing soap (not detergent) with about a cup of
  • Cold water.  Apply this mix slowly with a sponge type cloth, blot, and repeat.  End with clear water (do not saturate) and blot to dry.

Rug 101 Corner – Sprouting

This is the area to check as we’ll give general rug information.  The tip for this week involves something known as ‘sprouting’.  These are loose fibers and are a normal part of the break-in of a handmade rug.  The sprout can be snipped with a small pair of scissors, making them even with the pile.  Straighten, but do not pull the sprout.