BINDING RUG EDGES
What does ''SHOW BINDING'' mean as a finish for a hooked mat?
I think the reply is anyones guess!
You could cover the edge with wool fabric like we hooked the rug with . . .cut on the straight of grain or the Bias (-click for how to . . .)
. . .but I myself usually hook rugs for the floor . . .so I would not use wool fabric . .not strong enough.
I have recently finished a repair EDGE of an antique rug that was bound with fabric that over the years just disintegrated . . ..
I found that BLACK cotton CARPET BINDING TAPE worked well and hid all the backing and hopefully will last a long time!
Notice all the beautiful blacks the fabrics faded into over years of use!I have re-hooked a few spots . ..they look ok to me!
MORE TIPS on BINDING A RUG with CARPET TAPE underneath the rug click HERE