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.