Essential Rug Repairs

28/Feb/2024 - 29/Feb/2024
8:45 am - 4:45 pm

Essential Rug Repairs

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Who should do the course?

Essential Rug Repair is aimed at cleaning and flooring industry professionals. It is a perfect course for anyone involved in the cleaning or supply of tufted or woven rugs wishing to expand the portfolio of services they offer. If you don’t know how to do these simple repairs you are missing an easy upsell on many of the rugs you already clean.

What makes this course special?

This new course is tutored by Gabriel Andreca. Gabriel spent several weeks in Turkey learning from the best in the business. He brought those skills back to the UK where he repairs rugs for his clients and those of his contacts in the cleaning industry. He will share with you how to carry out these essential repairs for a fraction of the cost of taking time out of your business to travel abroad to gain these skills.

There will also be an option to join the network of WoolSafe Approved Rug Repairers with a dedicated directory on the WoolSafe websites.

Find out about the tutor Gabriel Andreca

What you will learn:

  •  Tools and equipment
  •  Distinguishing between machine-made and hand-made rugs
  •  Tufted rugs
    • Re-tufting by hand
    • Re-backing
  •  Hand-made rugs
    • Understanding the structure of hand made rugs
    • Yarn
    • Yarn colour matching
    • Yarn size matching (re-spinning yarn with a drop spindle to match yarn structure)
    • Yarn preparation
  • Sidecord repair
  • Sidecord overcasting
  •  Sidecord securing
  •  Fringe repairs
  • Fringe securing
  • Dogereh (double knot)
  • Blanket stitch
  • Reinserting new fringes

Post Course Support:

Gabriel will offer advice and support to trainees through a Rug Repairers Facebook group.

Post Course Certification and Promotion:

Those trainees that attend will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Trainees that pass the rug repair assessment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Those trainees that are WoolSafe Approved Service Providers will be able to list (free of charge) rug repairs as one of the speciality services offered on the WoolSafe website.

There will also be an option to join the network of WoolSafe Approved Rug Repairers with a dedicated directory.

WoolSafe Approved Rug Repairers will be eligible to use the certification mark below.

N.B. There is an annual fee for WoolSafe Approved Rug Repairer status.

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