Arabella Shand

Art Exhibition Saturday 22nd April - Saturday 10th June 2023

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A handmade Christmas awaits …

Join us at The Rug & Carpet Studio where we are showcasing talented artists and makers of East Anglia, to bring you a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted Christmas gifts. The event runs until Christmas.

Meet the Artisans

The Artisans Studio

Exclusive fabric sale from the archives of The Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company
Handmade lampshades from local artisan, Sheri Brown, of She's Got it Covered
Ends Saturday 22 October 2022.

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Restoration Hub at The Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Show's very own 'repair shop,' where skilled craftspeople have been brought together to work and demonstrate in one extraordinary space.

A collaboration of talented and passionate restorers celebrating the value and appeal of craft and handwork. Visit the 'hub' to see the restorers bringing loved pieces such as furniture, rugs, ceramics, glass, books, saddles and upholstery, back to life. This is the perfect opportunity to chat with the experts and seek advice about any personal objects that need restoring.

Demonstrations & advice throughout the show

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A handmade Christmas awaits…

Join us at The Rug & Carpet Studio where we are showcasing the talented Artists and Makers of Suffolk, to bring you a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for family and friends at Christmas.

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Winter Sale Now On

Up to 50% off Rugs, Runners, Kelims , Large Carpets & Interior Accessories.

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Welcome to The Rug & Carpet Studio

The Rug & Carpet Studio offers the finest selection of handmade rugs and carpets all individually selected for quality and artistic merit. If you admire handmade rugs, you will know each one is unique and is brought to life by unknown artists who have passed on their skills through the generations.

Over thirty years of working within the fascinating world of rugs and carpets has taken us all over the world.  We have visited craftsmen in nomadic tents in the Zagros mountains of southern Iran, and all manner of warehouses and bazaars, to allow us to showcase the best possible stock in our studio.

We are proud to be one of the few places in the country offering specialised restoration, conservation and cleaning for European and Oriental rugs and carpets. The Rug & Carpet Studio’s skilled, in-house restoration and conservation team has rescued from neglect beautiful rugs discovered in the grandest of stately homes and the humblest of country cottages and brought them back to life.

Visit our showroom in Long Melford, Suffolk or view our extensive range of rugs in our online shop.


Let’s Talk Rugs


Our Rugs

What we offer

  • Your rug repair team did an excellent job with Sophie’s rug.  It did look a sad case as Sophie’s cleaner in Hong Kong had put it in the clothes washer!  The rug now looks like the one my mother bought for Sophie’s 21st  many years ago.


    Mrs S

  • Thank you for the invitation to join you all to celebrate 25 years in business, I am sorry not to be able to come over and do so. But I would like to congratulate you all in achieving this milestone, and to say what a pleasure it has always been dealing with your firm over many years. Keep up the good work, and here’s to the next 25 years!  

    Ms H

  • I thought I might let you know that I’m delighted with the runner I bought from you yesterday – It is perfect in the position I had in mind for it. I hope you had a successful few days at Burghley.

    Mrs Spencer

  • Thank you so much for the super service you have given us. Gerry and I are delighted with our rugs and we know our final decision was made with your help and guidance. We will be in touch for our next purchase shortly.

    Mrs W

  • Just a little note to say…. I absolutely am in love with my carpet! Each time I go into the sitting room I get such a thrill – especially first thing in the morning as it gives a welcome glow. Thank you, it’s perfect with the colours in the room. My friends love it to.

    Mrs C – Bury St Edmunds

  • Our Kashan rugs arrived this afternoon and they look absolutely splendid. You almost cannot tell that you have had them (if you see what I mean!) We could not be more delighted. All the underlay is now in place and it feels lovely to walk across on bare feet. With our best wishes and thanks.

    Mr B

  • “What a TOTAL THRILL. Thank you so much for coming here and bringing our DELICIOUS CARPET which we completely adore!”




2023 Events

Events in the showroom Gainsborough Weaving Company ...

September 26, 2023 | News

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