The owner's grandmother, Sena Nelson, was born to Danish immigrant
parents. She had 6 children and when her husband died at age 43 she
supported the children by making braided rugs. This 6' X 7' oval was
a gift to the owner's mother by her grandmother in the 1940's. Extensive
repairs included removing 4 center rows and replacing them with braid
salvaged from 2 outer rows. All required 18 hand sewn strand repairs,
3 tapers and 3 butts plus many yards of lacing. A treasure restored!
"Sena's Rug" Before
"Sena's Rug" During
"Sena's Rug" After
"The rug looks beautiful! To see the difference, and just
exactly how you repaired it, was very interesting. I shall treasure
the rug and am so thankful I found you to do the work." Palos
Park , Ill.