I have this old super heavy braided rug that I bought at a thrift store in the early 2000s. I assume it’s from the 70s. It has no backing, and a few years ago it started splitting. I tried repairing it by hand with quilting thread, but the weight of the rug immediately ripped the threads apart again.
From other posts on this forum, I’m guessing I need some sort of curved upholstery needle and coated/waxed thread. But I have some lingering questions:
1.) What color thread and weight? Links appreciated. Needle, too?
2.) Should I attempt to put a backing on it to protect it moving forward? If so, what fabric and how do I attach?
3.) Do I thread through the entire braid? Does that hold it in better?
Thanks in advance!