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85% Wool 15% Cotton Dhurrie

Oct 25, 2020
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We have not been asked to work with woll before but my partners previous experience has learned him that anything over 5% cotton could brown without hatian. I've started a test spot, but I would like some tips maybe on how to treat this, and if I should at all, as we have not sourced the hatian cotton cleaner yet, but we do have wool safe products.

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John Rockwood

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I'm not sure what you are asking? Hatian cotton is unrefined (garbage as considered by most). You could have a wool rug that the only cotton is what the fringe is made from. Both wool and cotton don't like any high PH residue. I would be more concerned with potential color bleed rather than browning. Pictures would be helpful.
 
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Ah, my apologies for the lack of clarity. There is no fringe or tassels, here are some pics.
As an update to the post, the test spot went well and I did spot treatment on it but not a full clean as I wasn’t sure if it would shrink irregularly. I dried it very quickly.
 

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What I meant to say was that we had not been asked to do a *cotton* rug before, not wool, sorry about that. We do indeed have wool experience, but my partner had told me that cotton could be highly problematic without special solutions, so I was a tad nervous to start.
 

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i am not a rug guy. Recenly I got one for a family member, from an estate sale. A flatweave, as i think yours is .
I wanted to clean it, but have no real experience doing this. while not worried at all about messing it up, because it was meant as a learning experience for me.
I posted pics , because as far as i could tell , there was no good way to get fiber off of it for identification purposes, burn test etc. Again, only to satisfy my curiosity. I was looking for advice on this.
anyway , I posted pics of the rug, and was told that most likely wool, with a cotton foundation. I never knew flatweaves, dhurries had foundation yarns.
Anyway, made a pit from 2 inch hose and a tarp. Hosed er down, using some uphostery shampoo, brushed , then hosed it back down with plain water, followed by a rinse with PC Clean Rinse.
turned out fine.
 

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Oct 25, 2020
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Emma Schleppe
i am not a rug guy. Recenly I got one for a family member, from an estate sale. A flatweave, as i think yours is .
I wanted to clean it, but have no real experience doing this. while not worried at all about messing it up, because it was meant as a learning experience for me.
I posted pics , because as far as i could tell , there was no good way to get fiber off of it for identification purposes, burn test etc. Again, only to satisfy my curiosity. I was looking for advice on this.
anyway , I posted pics of the rug, and was told that most likely wool, with a cotton foundation. I never knew flatweaves, dhurries had foundation yarns.
Anyway, made a pit from 2 inch hose and a tarp. Hosed er down, using some uphostery shampoo, brushed , then hosed it back down with plain water, followed by a rinse with PC Clean Rinse.
turned out fine.
That’s amazing! Thank you for that insight!
 

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I have a good choice about Wool Rugs, what do you think