While the pattern and colour of your custom rug are of utmost importance, there are a number of weaving and finishing techniques that can have a huge influence on the finished product.
Here at The Rug Establishment our expert craftsmen can create many effects that give our designer rugs different looks and finishes.
Fine carving or Underground Carving: is a very fine carved outline of the design.
Medium carving: slightly deeper hand carving of the design.
Heavy Carving: more definition and highlighting of design
V-carve: is carving on an angle both into and away from the design, making the design appear raised.
Rounded Carving: the carving is curved around the design
Polished wool: our expert craftsmen double wash the rug until a luxurious sheen appears to give hand-knotted wool rugs a polished effect.
Rough-cut: when finishing a hand-knotted rug the pile height is hand clipped to achieve a smooth finish. By reducing the clipping, the pile is left with an organic, lined and slightly rough-cut appearance.
Space dyed: this is a dying technique for thicker yarn, leaving the yarn colour unevenly dyed.
Stippling: is the visual effect of 2-3 tufts of different coloured yarn combined to give the design a stylish dimensional look.
Strie: the strie, or lined effect is achieved by twisting two hanks of yarn together before tufting or knotting. The different colours appear unevenly in a natural lined effect.
Two-toned Hand Spun: when dying the yarn, the natural variations of the wool bleed through the dye to give a beautiful organic two-toned effect.
Contact any of our showrooms and our consultants will assist in your custom rug selection and ensure that the correct techniques are selected and applied.