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Options for Rug Fringe Repair and Restoration

 As we have repeatedly noted in this blog and elsewhere, fringes are a rug's most vulnerable area.  They are victims of pulling, tugging, and sometimes chewing either by hungry vacuums, high heels, pets, or kids.  For this reason, one of the most common kinds of repair projects we get called upon to do involves some form of fringe repair.  There are usually three options for repairing or restoring fringes.  I consider each in turn below: 1.   Full restoration of damaged fringe - this involves rebuilding the fringe so as to make it integral to the rug.  This involves recreating the warp by extending it well into the pile.  This is considered a full restoration and will last as long as the rug lasts so long as no extraordinary stress is placed on the fringes. 2.  Shortening along the fringe and binding the edge.  This will result in a shorter fringe, but the binding will help minimize the risk of unraveling and will serve to protect the pile.  This is considered a repair, not a rest

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