My oldest repair! Bought as an antique at auction in 1963 by owner's
mother, it was already very old, but age unknown. A good guess is that
it is now 70-80 years old. It came to me in terrible condition...manybroken rows of braid, very bad outer rows and very unstable...any
little move and more threads broke. I removed a foot of bad rows from
the outside and put on a new black border row to stabalize it. Then
I repaired many feet of broken strands and cleaned it on both sides.
As you can see by the "after" pictures, it is now in a useable
state and should be able to be enjoyed for some years to come.
"Janes's Treasure" Before
"Jane's Treasure" After
"Marge, What a beautiful, beautiful, triply
and quadruply beautiful job you did with my rug. I have trouble believing
my eyes when I look at it (which I keep doing). It's like new-- if a
75 to a 100 year old rug could look like new. It's stunning. It's gorgeous.
And the reduced size is exactly right for the size of my living room.....As
I wrote in one of my earlier messages, you did everything that I had
dreamed of someone doing with this rug that I love so much....I can't
say enough to express my appreciation....This rug is now OURS."...Bethesda,