Carving (optional)

Often rugs have carving between colours, this helps to add separation and a touch of depth to the rug and it is something we would recommend for most rugs – and is usually free!

An example of carving between colours - carving is normally more subtle than this but can be hard to photograph
An example of carving between colours – carving is normally more subtle than this but can be hard to photograph

Rugs can not only be carved but can be shaved to different levels giving them a 3D effect. This comes at an additional cost as there is a significant amount of work required to complete, it is skilled work and also the wool required when first making the rug needs to be longer and often denser. Prices are available on a piece for piece basis.

A 3D effect rug
A 3D effect rug

Some clients which to have a design on a self-coloured rug, rather than use multiple colours they have their design carved out. This is a useful technique for creating transitional styles where a traditional pattern is used but because it is completed with only one colour the rug will lend itself to both traditional and modern environments.

 

An example of self-embossed patterns
An example of self-embossed patterns

 

Carving between colours is often possible after the rug is made, however, self embossed design and 3D textures are not as easily implemented. Any sort of carving should be planned at the design stage.

Once carving (if required) is complete, the rug is ready to be delivered.

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