Rugs on the Blocking Board

Blocking can restore the shape of a rug that has become distorted from use.  In the case of a rectangular rug, the blocking procedure means that we attach the rug to our blocking board with the rug’s edges straightened and the corners at perfect right angles.  The rug is kept in the blocked position for 4 days to achieve the best result.

Rugs are blocked with their pile sides facing down, which allows us to apply natural starch to the backs of the rugs during the stretching and shaping process.  Starch helps blocked rugs maintain their newly restored shapes after coming off the board.

Starch Application