WE DID IT!

The move is complete
Posted by Robert Mann, August 22, 2018

It’s true what they say about moving – you never realize how much stuff you’ve got till you do. We’ve been in the new location for a little over two weeks now.  All our primary systems are up and running. We are washing and drying rugs, repairing rugs, answering the phone and typing invoices. But […]

New Move on the Horizon

Posted by Robert Mann, July 9, 2018

After forty years, and a few previous moves, we are moving again. We plan to shut down wash operations at our old location starting July 23 and, with luck, be up and running at our new place no more than a week later.  Our official opening date for the new shop is August 1st. The […]

Major Move – Nearly Here

May 2018 update
Posted by Robert Mann, May 9, 2018

A year ago we were still waiting to see how the City of Denver would handle the forced move of our business and we were hoping that Adams County would approve our construction plans for the new wash plant.   It has all worked out… sort of.  I say that because no matter how carefully […]

Major Move On the Horizon

March 2017 update
Posted by Robert Mann, March 19, 2017

When the City of Denver told us they were buying our building, whether we liked it or not, we imagined all sorts of things, good and bad.  What we never imagined was how slow and complicated the process would be.  Last fall we were sure we’d move by spring.  Now spring is here and all […]

A Fragment of Unknown Origin

Posted by Robert Mann, February 22, 2017

The idea that tiny tattered fragments of old carpets is interesting may seem strange to some people. But for students of early carpet weaving, small scraps are practically all that exists. Textiles are ephemeral; they get used, they fall apart. Visit a museum with a good collection of old rugs and you are not likely to […]

Reconstructing a Missing Area in a Pile Rug

Posted by Robert Mann, January 31, 2017

Holes in handmade rugs can be re-woven. It takes skill and the right materials, but is not as complicated as one might imagine. The work is mostly sewing – it’s not really weaving – and is done entirely by hand. Progress is slow. A good result depends on successfully controlling a range of variables.  Color, […]