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September 2015


By Junior Gupta September 30, 2015


Allentown Jute Braided Rugs

Rugs can add color to any part of your home that needs brightening, made more dramatic or more inviting. There are various kinds of rugs available in the market. A rug, if strategically selected and artfully laid out, can help make your room look much more cozy or roomier. When choosing a rug, the color should depend on where it will be placed, and on the color you have chosen for your walls. It can be something that blends with the room, matching the color palette of your walls. Or you can place rug at the center or corner of your room in contrast to the general color theme in the room for a dramatic flair.

Give A Modern Twist to Your Decor With Designer Penny Rugs

By Junior Gupta September 24, 2015 No comments
Coin Rug Penny Rugs
Star Patch Cream Penny Rugs

Give A Modern Twist to
Your Decor With Designer
Penny Rugs

When it comes to enhancing the appeal and decor of your home, there is nothing better than a designer rug. Not only can these rugs make your home look enchanting and buying designer rugs is easy and affordable these days. The best part is that rugs can protect the flooring from scratches, and in the case of designer rugs, they are characterized by intricate design patterns and maximum color combination to give a new meaning to home improvement.

Busy As A Bee Penny Rugs

One of the biggest advantages of designer rugs is that they stay in shape for years. In addition to that, they are great help when it comes to controlling temperature inside your home. In order to buy the best rug, try to get them from a reputable dealer, who can alsogive you advice on the best care for the rug. You can also select only a reputable online seller that guides you with rug cleaning tips.

Choosing the best rug for your home is dependent on the décor and style of your home and preferences of your family. Penny rugs can give an elegant touch to your home décor. Because of the forethought put into a Penny rug before it is ever made, they are considered designer


rugs. The handmade applique’ and embroidery of Penny rugs make them a valuable artifact in the truest sense. If your budget is small and you fall in love with a Penny design, you can purchase a smaller size rug and hang it on the wall and still enjoy the unique design. Whatever your choice, you should always go for a rug that is simple and unique in style.

You can use Penny rugs to decorate almost any room. Unique Penny pillow covers made the same way as Penny rugs can be found. The pillows are just as

Penny rugs

fashionable and unique as the Penny rugs. The modern Penny rugs still use the same design and styling as the original versions made in the 1800s. You will find Penny rugs that are dark in color, in comparison to other types of rugs available. But often include bright pops of primary colors in the applique pieces. You can also find different kits available to make penny rugs. These kits generally come with a pattern and the necessary fabric and threads to complete the project.

Rugs can add color and style to your home and can be the perfect solution to re-inject character and soul back into your interior. And you will always receive compliments on your Penny rug.


Handmade and Handcrafted – What it means to Homespice

By Junior Gupta September 16, 2015 No comments
Handmade rug

Handmade and Handcrafted – What it means to Homespice

The growing popularity of DIY, the maker and crafter movements have made the terms “handmade” and “handcrafted” quite common and more frequently used in marketing for many products. In regard to rugs, the most familiar example of handmade is a hand-knotted rug. As many as 120-140 knots per square inch is common. This is extremely labor intensive, taking months to complete depending on the size. This is definitely handmade.

So just how much of a rug was “handmade” or “handcrafted”?

Handmade rug
Handmade rug

Handmade to us at Homespice means that a single piece or item was created by a person or persons physically putting the pieces of the rug together. The rugs are created one at a time. Prior to making the rug, some materials used to construct it may have been mass-produced or mass-treated by machine, such as dyeing materials or cutting the materials into sizes or shapes. In the final step, a sewing machine may be used to finish edges or other parts of the rug, but a person does the sewing on a single rug at a time.

Handmade rug

Examples of handmade rugs are woven and rag rugs made one at a time using a loom.

Hooked rugs made by hand are labor intensive, too, but a sewing machine may be used to stitch a backing or edge trimming on it. These rugs are handmade.

Traditional Penny or appliqued rugs made one at time with the applique pieces stitched on by hand are considered handmade. Backing and edge trimming may be done with a sewing machine.

Handmade rug

Handcrafted to us means that while some labor required in the construction may have been done by machine, a person was physically working with the materials and production process to create a single rug at a time.

An example is a handcrafted braided rug. A machine may be used to twist the braid together and then the artisan guides and sews the braid pieces together into a rug using a sewing machine to make one rug at a time. See how that is done here. (https://youtube/e7FT4l2j5Qs)


At Homespice, we put a premium on craftsmanship and all of our rugs as well our Penny and hooked accessories are all handcrafted and many also handmade. We value the expertise and pride that our artisans put into our products. We trust their talented hands to produce these high quality products to grace your home and to provide years of beauty and durability – handmade and handcrafted for you.

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