Antique & Vintage Rug Exhibition

1st – 30th October 2021

A fabulous collection of antique & vintage rugs, carpets & runners are on display in the studio throughout October.  Older rugs offer a nostalgic glimpse into the past, to a time when these little gems were made; they continue to inspire the rug makers of today.  All the pieces in this collection have been through our workshops, preserved and cleaned, thus enhancing the wonderful, rich old colours of the natural dyes and lustrous wools. In this world of sustainability. antiques are experiencing a resurgance, capturing a moment of times-past and decorating your home with a sense of history.

Restoration Demonstrations & Displays

Visit our very own ‘repair shop’ where our skilled restorers will be demonstrating restoration and conservation techniques and offering advice on restoration, cleaning and aftercare for your rugs.

Free repair & cleaning estimates

Rug identification & valuation service please call 01787 882214 for an appointment

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Welcome to The Rug & Carpet Studio

Established experts of handmade rugs and carpets

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 twenty-five 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. We are accredited through ICON (the Institute of Conservation).

The Rug & Carpet Studio has a reputation of excellence, for the quality of our rugs, our specialist knowledge and the services we provide.

The studio is situated in Long Melford, Suffolk and is easily accessible from Chelmsford, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich,  Cambridge & Norwich.  We also sell through our online shop.


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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!”




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