Seamingly Impossible

Here was the problem. The designer and her client picked out a sisal/wool carpet. The mill delivered it on a 13' 2" roll.

But the coverage area required a carpet 17' 10" x 19' 11". The mill "declined" to seam two pieces together. In fact, the mill rep said the product was not meant to be seamed.

A pattern on the carpet complicated the task even more. If two pieces could be seamed together, the pattern would have to match exactly or the whole project would fail.

Bob Ford has the attitude that if something can be done with carpet, he can do it and do it well.

Bob perfectly seamed two pieces together in a way that will last the life of the carpet and no one will ever know it's there.

Here's how.

 

 

Large carpet to be seamed

First he measured and cut the two pieces and lined them up side by side. Before he cut, he figured out exactly how to align the patterns of both pieces to come together perfectly.

Large carpet pieces before seaming

Then he removed the warp lines (the lines that run up and down) for about an inch, leaving the weft (lines that run weft (left) and right) exposed.

 

Bob Ford hand stiching large carpet

He turned the two pieces over and one at a time folded and glued the exposed weft lines to the bottom of its carpet. This allowed him to join the patterns of each piece as one.

Closeup of stitching two pieces of carpet together

Beginning in the middle of the seam he hand sewed the two pieces together.

 

Close up of stitching two carpet pieces together

Finally, he painted a heavy coat of latex on the seam. When it dried, he pounded the latex with a rubber mallet to enhance its flexibility. The latex strengthened the seam and at the same time made it flexible.

Large hand-seamed carpet

When he rolled the carpet to right side up, none of us could see the seam. Neither could the client.

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Closeouts

Tampa

 

SARA SHIMORI COLOR ORANGE AND WHITE SIZE 8 X 11
SARA SHIMORI
COLOR ORANGE AND WHITE SIZE 8 X 11
Hand tufted wool

Designer net $1056
Close out $500

 

SARA 19097 HANDLOOM HL149 BLACK GOLD 8'1"X9'11"SARA 19097
HANDLOOM
BLACK GOLD
8'1"X9'11"

LOOMED FAUX SILK

Designer net $2240
Close out $900

 

SARA 19097 HANDLOOM HL149 BLACK GOLD DETAIL
DETAIL
SARA 19097
HANDLOOM
BLACK GOLD
8'1"X9'11"
LOOMED FAUX SILK


 

Orlando
 

 

BHADOHI KG-13 LT LT BLUE 8 /8 SIZE 7'11 X 9'10

BHADOHI KG-13 LT LT BLUE
SIZE 7'11 X 9'10 
Faux silk pile

Designer net $2725
Close out $900

 

 

 

 

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