The original rug was made in the 1950's by my client's mother. The
plan was to remake 9 small stair treads (also made by my client's mother)
into 9 small area rugs using braid removed from the large rug. These
smaller new rugs are intended for her mother's 9 great-great grandchildren.
It was a challenging operation requiring 38 butts (splicing braids together)
miscellaneous repairs to broken strands and replacing of bad areas on
the treads to get started even. The resulting 9 "retreads"
are lovely, as is what remains of the existing large rug. What a wonderful
way to share history throughout generations.
Original Large Rug & Stairtreads
Finished Product...Nine Small Area Rugs and Smaller Original
One of Nine Re-made Area Rugs
"The rugs arrived this morning. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank
you for a wonderful job."...West Chester, Pa.