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by A/C.H. STUDIO

5 months ago


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CUSTOM-MADE

by A/C.H. STUDIO

5 months ago


CUSTOM-MADE

by A/C.H. STUDIO

5 months ago


As our rugs are handmade we can adapt any of our designs to meet your requirements regarding size, color, shape, materials, varying pile heights and knot counts. Our design team is available to assist you with any requests you may have. Please contact us for custom inquiries, we offer trade terms to registered interior designers and architects.

The production process starts with wool sorting. This process is essential for the wool, which is imported from New Zealand Wool in raw form, to isolate foreign particles such as grease, as a natural impurity and vegetable matter, sand, dirt etc. The New Zealand Wool wool has a strong good fibre, good lustre and a high resilient value. After sorting we start the hand carding, a process in which wool fibres are opened and separated and each fibre is set in a straight position. Carding process enhances the fibre to stand to flow when spinning, which helps to produce uniform yarn of desired thickness. Blending different wools is done in this stage.

The carded wool is spun into yarn in different ways by using various means. It can be spun by using hand driven spinning wheel, foot and hand driven spinning wheel. The thickness of the yarn depends on the quality of the carpet and generally a 3-ply yarn is used. 

Generally, two methods of dyeing are in practice: the traditional and the modern. The traditional method, which is also known as pot dyeing, is a method in which a pot, made of copper or aluminium is used. The modern method, which is a machine operated, is a closed dyeing method. The dyeing vessels or pots are made of steel. Both manual and machinedyeing, processes need the same dyeing chemicals and dyes as per the recipe and the shade needed. Only ecological dyes from Switzerland are used in our dyening process. Then, the dyed yarn is dried in the sun.

After the dyed yarn hand is properly dried, it is rolled into balls of threee ply yarn for each colour. The balling is done manually and is necessary for the carpet weaving. Then we start the weaving / knotting process. One or more weavers work on a loom depending on the size of the carpet. Each weaver makes individual knots row after row. The knotting starts with the help of a graph. The design of the carpet is drawn on a graph paper and hands downs from the top of the loom, or is unrolled, row-by-row as a guide to the weaver.

Once the carpet is complete, it is removed from the loom and put on a flat surface. Then it is trimmed with the help of the scissors and carved out the desired designed and patterns.

The trimmed carpet is washed with fresh water. The sole purpose of washing is to clean and improve natural lustre of wool and these are achieved through removing surface dirt and excess dye. Then the washed carpet is dried in the sun light as long as needed.

During the washing process, a carpet may be deformed in shape. To bring the carpet back to its proper shape, it is stretched across all the sides and left for certain hours. Stretching is carried out for only those carpets that are undergone deformation during washing. The dried and stretched carpet is thoroughly checked, and given a final finishing touch by re-trimming if necessary.

Image: Abate Dries (861), 2020 (in-situ), Hand knotted, Persian weave, designed by A/C.H. Collective, part of the Largo Isarco collection, curated by Calle Henzel

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