Wednesday, February 4, 2009
How to Clean a Hooked Rug
Long ago, before Woolite and dry cleaners, people used snow to clean their hooked rugs. Yes, snow. Not just any snow, but dry, powdery snow like what fell all day yesterday here on eastern Long Island. It is an easy and surprisingly effective way to perk up a hand-hooked rug.
Here's what you do:
1. Spread your rug out on a nice clean patch of shoveled sidewalk
2. Cover the entire rug with snow
3. Sweep the snow off with broom
That's it! I'm thinking there must be some sort of electro-static reaction or something when you sweep the snow away, but who knows? And who cares as long as it works?