Step 1. A selection of color compatible new fabrics are washed to eliminate shrinkage and then steam pressed.
Step 2. Fabric is cut is into one inch strips.
Step 3. After designing the color way and color order of the warp the cotton yarn is measured onto a warping board.
Step 4. The next process is to thread the loom and wind the yardage onto the loom.
Step 5. The fabric strips are like a palette. Colorway selections are finalized before starting to weave.
Step 6. A hem is hand sewn across the warp and creates a finished edge when removed from the loom.
Step 7. Each cotton fabric strip has to be rolled to make sure the backside of the fabric and cut edges are enclosed.
Step 8. Each strip of fabric is rolled and beaten in. When adding a new strip the end is cut into a point and rolled into the previous strip. It takes approximately one hour to weave 12” of fabric!
Step 9. After the woven fabric comes off the loom it has to be wet finished for complete shrinkage, dried and steamed.
When creating decorative pillows the fabric is serged, machine stitched and hand hemmed onto a commercial pillow form.
Rag accent rugs have one extra step before completion. The fringe is hand braided for a long lasting neat finish.