"A medium encompassing great design and colour, all wrapped up with human culture, endeavour and history."
Operating from Stroud, Gloucestershire • Long established dealing with antique rugs and textiles • Full bespoke service in design, manufacture and the installation of new custom rugs, carpets and runners • Comprehensive care, cleaning and restoration service through a London workshop, additionally tasked by an on-site team at customer's homes and premises • Major restoration projects overseen in Turkey where we also operate • Extensive research and curation service available to private, corporate and national collections enhanced by a dedicated reference library in Stroud, available to researchers by appointment
Cleaning & Restoration
Routine cleaning and repairs helps preserve the beauty and longevity of your carpet.
Fraying, stains , ware and tear can all be addressed and repaired. Additionally, we are also able to resize, stretch and repurpose A small team can be made available onsite at the customer's location for additional convenience. Major and large-scale carpet restoration works can be arranged at our outreach in Turkey where we also operate making carpets.
Rugs and carpets are always cleaned before any repair and restoration work takes place to bring out the true colours so they can be matched better to materials. Even without any repair work, a professional clean can make a significant improvement in the health, appearance and longevity of your rug or carpet. A free service to is offered using our laboritory freezer
to customers who bring their carpets into our Stroud studio.
All cleaning work is done using gentle and appropriate natural cleaners that do not damage the natural dyes in the rugs and carpets. Repairs and restorations are undertaken by hand using traditional tools and methods.
Video: Behind the scenes at the workshop
Curation & Consultancy
From the resources available from our Stroud studio, we can provide forensic analysis of historic carpets and textiles. We offer a comprehensive curation and consultancy service covering single items up to entire collections in private, corporate and national holdings.
Research and dating / Structural analysis / Cataloguing and database creation / Valuation for probate and replacements
Rug & Prop Hire
We offer an authentic, antique rug and prop hire service with our stock for photoshoots, filming, fairs and interior styling.
Guidance can also be offered to ensure that any items hired are historically and culturally accurate for the required context.All hire services are with the agreement that:
- Items must be returned in the same condition as hired
- Secure courier/transport must be organised and paid for by the client
- Any additional costs incurred for cleaning/repair will be charged to the client
You can look through the shop to see what stock is currently available.
If you have a specific requirement in mind, get in touch
and we can advise on what we have to meet your needs.