Ruth Travis

Ruth Travis is the director of the WoolSafe Organization in North America. She holds a degree in Textiles from the University of Tennessee. She is Past-President of the IICRC and Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians. She is an IICRC-Certified Master Textile Cleaner, Master Fire and Smoke Restorer, Journeyman Water Damage Restorer and a Carpet, Laminate and Resilient Flooring Inspector. Ruth specializes in carpet color correction for major carpet mills and consumers. She is an IICRC-approved Instructor in Color Repair, Rug Cleaning and Senior Carpet Inspector. For more information go to www.ruglady.info or www.woolsafeusa.com

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The Coloration of Wool

I just returned from a trip to Ilkley and Otley, England to visit with my colleagues at WoolSafe®Headquarters. This part of England is where thousands of sheep are raised - much to my surprise, for food (mutton and lamb chops). However, a wonderful byproduct is the beautiful wool fleece which is used for carpet and rug manufacturing. One of the highlights of my trip was a day spent in Manchester visiting the British Wool Bureau, two wool processing plants and finally a yarn dyeing and weaving facility which manufactures wool yarn for Karastan®here in the U.S.


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Rug Dyeing Tactics: Part I

I just finished teaching another successful Color Repair course in Denver for a group of professional cleaners. Quite naturally, I had a few skeptics in the class, those who don’t see the income potential they might enjoy by performing this service for their customers.
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