Patchwork rugs are not woven knot by knot to create a new rug. Instead, patchwork rugs use “patches” of antique rug remnants to stitch together a rug. For the initial overdying process, antique rugs are bleached white. Then, expert dyers mix colors together to create the theme they want. However, the process of overdying a rug cannot often be controlled as much as people would like- the outcome of the color is typically a surprise. Once dyed, the rug is carefully cut apart to create patches. The patches are then sewn into our cotton background canvas. We choose to use cotton canvas to help establish a much softer rug, as the rug patches often have a small pile due to years of use. Once the patches are all stitched together and to the canvas, the Overdyed Patchwork Rug is complete and ready to arrive at your doorstep with free shipping!
How to Care for an Overdyed Patchwork Area Rug
Some patchwork rugs can require sensitive care. However, we recreate our Patchwork rugs with a durable cotton canvas in order to establish a strong rug. We believe that this allows our customers to use Patchwork Rugs as they would with any other new rug. As a precautionary, we do not recommend vacuuming any rug too frequently, especially with a beater bar on the vacuum. We also advise that stains and spills be cleaned with a natural solution of 8 parts water, 1 part white vinegar, and a small drip of mild dishwashing detergent. Be sure to dab this solution on the affected area and avoid rubbing. Overall, our goal is for you to enjoy the character of a Patchwork Rug without having to treat it as though it is decades old.
Most Popular Now: 8’ x 10’ Teal/Slate Overdyed Patchwork Rug
Gorgeous sky blues, teals, and navy blues encompass this Overdyed Patchwork Area Rug. You can see the original motifs and designs from some of the antique rugs that were used in this rug. A timeless piece of art that will last for decades, patchwork rugs have so much character to offer to your home.
What is an overdyed rug?
Overdyed rugs undergo a thorough process of coloration by our professional rug weavers in Pakistan. The process involves finding an antique rug and bleaching it to wash out the original color of the rug. This also takes out stains and signs of ware. Typically, due to the pattern of the knots, there will still be some areas where the original motifs and designs of the rug are visible. Next, the rug is hand dyed with our natural vegetable dyes. This process is often relatively uncontrollable and creates a unique outcome every time. Lastly, the rug will undergo a washing where our expert artisans spray the rug and hand scrub each and every one to prevent running dyes.