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Backstrap Weaving in Pokhara, Nepal

Backstrap weaving is an ancient art practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. Most tend to think of this technique being used in South America.  However Asia is well known for Backstrap weaving as well.  We saw examples of this type of weaving in Nepal and Bhutan. The yarns are rolled on a…

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Fabric craft in Jodhpur, India

In a previous article, I talked about the textiles that many are pressured to buy when they come to India, as illustrated here: In our excursions outside of the city, we did visit another export shop where women were working on “bedazzling” different fabrics, which were then stitched together. It’s an interesting way to use…

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Upholstery inspection leads to rave reviews!

We we have two standard test before we begin cleaning upholstery.  First we check fiber type and then the second test is to determine if the stuffing inside the upholstered item has a certain type of fire retardant applied.  This newer fire retardant if applied to your upholstery can peremntly change the color of your…

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Can my upholstered furniture be saved?

It’s not too late for furniture cleaning.  Even the most neglected of upholstery can come a long way.  In reality, though, it all depends on several factors.  Type of fabric, soil load, type of staining, and strength of fabric. In this particular example, our client had a chair that had been in the family for…

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What is “Safe Upholstery Cleaning?” Or a safe upholstery cleaner?

A safe upholstery cleaner refers to a specialist who knows what they are doing.  This means that our products are designed specifically for your upholstery.  And the tools we use.  This is very important when dealing with natural fibers and microfibers. To the right is the tool of a fine fabric specialist.  It is unlike…