Repair Week: Southwestern Rug

navajo rug repair

Back when we were staging or house, I took a bunch of rugs in to get cleaned and repaired. There were two pieces that were, unfortunately too expensive to fix.  This Southwestern rug is one of them. So I’ve decided that while I can’t afford to have it restored, I can at least patch it up so that it is useful again. I’ve been inspired by two things: An acquaintance who darns his clothes until they become a rich tapestry of patches and Japanese Boro fabrics.

My plan is to weave patches (I’ve already got the threads) that match the color of the worn out parts and rebind the edges. Wish me luck!