What is a patch work in design?
A patch work design consists of squares that you can tell have been sewn together. A patch work in design or a consists of various parts of material sewn together into a new, bigger piece of material.
What is the meaning of patch work?
Patch work is defined as something composed of miscellaneous or incongruous parts or pieces of cloth of various colors and shapes sewn together to form a covering, . Patch work is cloth consisting of smaller pieces of differently patterned cloth that are sewn together, . To us, patch work means a beautifully hand knotted, one-of-a-kind rug made just for our customers!
How does one learn how to make patchwork rugs?
Making patchwork rugs, or any rug really, takes knowing the skill of crafting rugs. Patchwork rugs are some of the most difficult rugs to make, because they combine hand stiching, hand dying, and hand knotting. First, our expert artisans have to gather fragements of vintage and antique rugs. Next, our patchwork patches are re-dyed to recycle the piece while still creating a fresh, colorful rug. The fragments are repaired by hand knotting more wool into them. Then, the weaver begins stiching each peice together by hand. This is possible to do with fragments of any rug, but be sure to touch up on your stiching skills!
Are patchwork rugs made from antique rug fragments?
Yes! Our Patchwork Rugs are made with individual patches that come from antique and vintage rugs. These rugs have typically seen better days, but why waste something when you can repurpose it? Each patch is hand dyed again to give a lively, bold color. Then, wool is hand knotted into the patch to replace any spotty areas that have been worn overtime. Our artisans then stich every piece together onto a cotton canvas! Patchwork Rugs tell an amazing story of time, history, and art!