Welcome to the The Rug Studio Website
Welcome to The Rug Studio est. 2000, an expansion of Rachel Bassill Oriental Carpets est. 1994 for Sales, Cleaning, Restoration and Design of Oriental Rugs, Carpets, Kilims and Textiles including their Rex Ray, Antique and Transitional collections.
Based in the heart of Uppingham, Rutland, The Rug Studio can be found in the old toll house, spread over 3 floors with 2 showrooms, in house restoration workshop and cleaning room. The studio is run by Rachel Simpson and assisted by her team. The Rug Studio can also be found at the Country Living, Burghley horse trials, House and Gardens and Little Chelsea Antiques fairs. The Rug Studio has exceptional knowledge regarding the restoration due to Rachels training and experience.
Rachel trained as a weaver for 5 years at art school, learnt the art of restoration in the UK with Persian and Western dealers, trained further in Turkey and taught a team in India for 6 years for large scale projects. The construction, materials used and design execution are all attention to detail that Rachel specialises in.