I have a customer who wants a 1950's era Bengal tiger rug repaired. the majority of the hide is still actually in decent shape but the bad spots are pretty bad. The tail is the worst, it has several spots that are torn or cracked and peeling up from the felt backing. The head is ripped off of the hide but it does line back up perfectly so im hoping it wont be bad. there is one other spot on the back where a cat clawed it up and it's missing material but will pull together with some finessing. My question is does a guy rehydrate at all to sew it, do I sew at all or just try and glue it? Thanks for any help im a little leery about this one.