Robert Mann Restoration Yarns

materials for the restoration of hand-made textiles
Posted by Robert Mann, September 26, 2018

We have a lot of experience preparing materials for rug restoration. It’s always been difficult to find the right materials.  From the beginning it was clear that spinning, re-spinning, and custom dying was the only way to get it right to do the job. There is a hard truth in rug restoration. No matter what […]

Rug Pads

Are they necessary?
Posted by Robert Mann, September 25, 2018

You don’t have to have pads under your rugs. But it’s better if you do. Pads extend the life of your rug, hold them in place and make your rugs much more comfortable to walk on. The best pads are made from entirely recycled materials, have little or no odor, and hold your rug in […]


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 […]