Craftsmanship

The weaving process.

The designs are created on computer and the weaving process starts with laying out the warp pattern. The warp threads run vertically through the fabric.

  

The warp is transferred to the loom for threading. This is a traditional wooden Glimakra loom with a tie up system between the shafts, lamms and treadles. It is entirely powered by foot and the slow weaving of the weft enables many pattern changes or variations in yarn. The weft is the yarn that runs horizontally across the fabric.

  

  

It is a slow and skillful process handweaving a design.  One artisan shawl can take up to a week to make.

  

The designs are all hand finished, washed and pressed.