1. Weaving Graph
1. Weaving Graph
The first step in making a custom rug, whether it is flatwoven, handknotted or handtufted, is preparing the design map. This is a crucial step, as it will determine the final outcome quality. Our expert designers spend as much time as necessary making sure their map is perfect. We can do it by hand or per computer, depending on the type of design and the final effect desired by the customer. For f... Read more
2. Dyeing and preparing the yarn
2. Dyeing and preparing the yarn
This is how we select the colours for the varied yarn that we offer for our custom rugs and how we dye them. Whether you choose to have your rug handmade in New Zealand or Tibetan wool, in viscose, bamboo or Chinese silk, linen, hemp, nettle or recycled PET, at Rug Your Life you can always choose the colours you want for your rug. When we receive your design and colour preferences, if different th... Read more
3. Flatweave weaving
3. Flatweave weaving
Once the yarn has been dyed and rolled and the weaving graph or design map is ready, it is time to build the weaving frame and start weaving. The flatweave weaving frame lays horizontally and the design is woven in the warp. The weaver will choose each of the colours following the design and changes as the weaving evolves. Each time a line is woven, it is pushed down to make a strong woven fabric. Read more
4. Washing
4. Washing
Once the carpet is completely woven, it comes off the loom and goes through a soft, but vigorous washing process with water and neutral detergents. This process removes dust and small yarn pieces. It will leave the carpet completely clean and it is important to maintain and care for the carpet by vacuum cleaning it regularly once you have it. Here is our video of the washing process of a handknott... Read more