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What Does Handmade Mean?

Handmade can mean many things. Price and quality depend on a number of factors in Decatur.
Hand tufted: A tufted rug is made using a mechanical tufting tool that secures and inserts the yarns in the backing, often canvas. Since the tufted yarns are not securely enclosed by a knot, the backs of these rugs are usually sprayed or painted with adhesives to secure the pile yarn. These rugs cannot be truly called “Oriental rugs.”
Hand knotted: In a hand-knotted rug, each yarn is individually tied in a knot by the weaver. Each knot of yarn is tied securely around two or three strands of warp yarn, which is the vertical yarn set up initially on the loom as the basis for the rug that will be woven upon it. This is a completely handmade process, no mechanical tools are used.
A hand-knotted area rug will be more expensive than a tufted rug. In addition, a hand-knotted rug made in the crossed style of weaving is more time-consuming and durable (and expensive) than an uncrossed rug.
Shearing: After the rug is woven, overall shearing of the pile is done by hand, to an even depth or to variations of textural depth specified by the designer. Shapes within the overall design are usually incised, cut around carefully by hand to create dimension and clarity of design.
Knot count: This term refers to “knots per square inch.” The more detailed and complex the design, and the finer/thinner the wool, the more knots are required for clarity of color and design. High-quality rugs usually range from 50 to 100 knots per inch. Imagine the work that goes into that kind of hand weaving. Knot density will affect the cost of the rug.
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Guide to Oriental Rugs

Layering rugs, whether on carpet or hardwood floors, is a smart and simple way to add texture to a room. You can add color and pattern and it's a great way to define your space! Use neutral or natural fiber rugs for the base rug. They make a great backdrop to all types of prints and patterns and take some of the guesswork out of the layering process, too. Select colors and patterns that are complimentary, but different enough to pop. Brightly colored rugs can be used as artwork and they can help determine the color scheme and style of your room. Make sure to keep high pile rugs, like shags, on top. They add a wonderful sense of softness and elegance to your room but if placed on bottom, they won't have firm support and they'll shift, buckle and wrinkle. When layering two rugs of the same shape, make sure that the bottom rug is significantly larger than the top rug so there's a border and it creates an intentional look. I hope these guidelines will help you get started layering your rugs, but be unique and have fun!.

Picking The Perfect Area Rug

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Materials and Tools:

3 different-colored cotton towels, washed and dried scissors needle strong thread

Steps:

1. Cut the towels into 1-inch strips.
2. Take one strip of each of the three colors and sew the three ends together.
3. Braid the three strips together.
4. When that strip is completed, sew three more strips onto that braid and continue braiding. Continue with the rest of the towel strips to create a very long braid.
5. Once you have a braid that’s long enough braid, coil the strips into an oval shape on a flat surface.
6. Starting in the center of the rug, sew the braids to each other so the rug doesn’t uncoil.

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