Arts and Crafts rugs give a person many reasons to enjoy them. You haven't
lived until you have walked on the soft wool of an arts and crafts rug barefoot. There is a misconception
that wool is scratchy. Maybe that is true of the irritating sweater your Aunt
Mildred gave you, but it is a totally different story with the high grades wools
used in our carpeting. You'll want to spend hours reading a book while laying on
the luxurious tufting...or maybe playing with your pet cat or dog. So grab a cup
of coffee and spend a few minutes browsing through our craftsman rug collection below.
You'll have a good time! Since you asked: we are located in Spokane, Washington,
which is pacific time.
Kensington Gardens collection
California Mission rugs
Autumn Gingko and Flora Nirvana
Craftsman Floral arts and crafts rugs
Rustic Ambience rugs
Gingko, Wiltshire, Grafton, and other rugs of note
Eden, Lotus Fleur, and Golden Bough
Mission Western Rugs
Bungalow Ranch collection
You'll definitely be glad to know that absolutely NO child labor is used in the production of these arts and crafts rugs. Our rugs are made by highly skilled artisans who are rightfully proud of the artwork they produce. This is their chosen profession and the means by which they are able to be independent and support their families. No, the rugs are not cheap, but when you put on your reading glasses and take a close look at the work that has gone into them we are sure you will agree that the quality shows in spades. You will NOT find these Arts and Crafts rug in your big box stores!!
Often people have questions about the type of dyes that are used in our rugs. In general, we are using synthetic dyes instead of natural vegetable dyes. Vegetable dyes sound a lot more natural, but believe us when we say that the drawbacks to using them are very significant compared to the synthetic dyes. Natural dyes have a very high level of inconsistency and variation from piece to piece. They also can change their appearance radically over time. Most customers would not be too pleased to find the color palette changing greatly as colors fade and wash out unpredictably. Synthetic dyes have a delightful stability that bodes well for the future. If a person absolutely wants some vegetable dye look, then they should check out the category titled "hyper-historically accurate design". These rugs are actually washed in a mixture of tea leaves and herbs. But to reiterate, the look will vary from piece to piece.
Another possibility you might consider is to accent your rugs with craftsman vent covers. The look is stunning.
The craftsman movement was characterized by a high degree of interest in rugs. In fact, oftentimes rugs were designed for the house by the architect at the initial time of construction. Of course, this was mostly on the more expensive houses. Still, to really recreate an authentic craftsman look one needs to have a few hand made rugs displayed. Wall to wall carpeting is simply not going to make it. In fact, it seems laughable...or pathetic, at least in the main areas of house such as the great room, entry, and dining room. It is wise to give a lot of thought to design of the rug and how it will complement your existing decor. Furthermore, the design should reflect your own individual personality and allow you to infuse the home with vestiges of your own unique temperament.
How about a pad under the rug? Good idea or bad idea? Actually, this is recommended. We provide high quality pads, and given their importance in preventing rug wear and improving longevity maybe this is something you and we should discuss. With proper care a rug should last a very long time indeed! In fact, there are plenty of good examples of left from 100 years ago, even though their knot count is extremely low compared to the rugs we have today.