handmade


At PilgrimWaters we proudly focus on a modern handmade aesthetic. We buy our own wood stock, cut and mill the wood, create designs for silkscreens, mix inks, use squeegees to print, sand and finish our trays with our own hands.  Our tea towels are designed by us and printed in Massachusetts.  Our scarves are hand woven in Nepal and screen printed by hand. We proudly to say our products are:

Trays

We carefully select prime wood stock for the trays, paying particular attention to the grain and color, that's integral to the trays. The stock is then cut to length and milled for the handle openings and the box joints.
Large silkscreens with the exposed print image are prepared for ink. Each piece of wood is carefully placed on the table and printed. The sides can be printed four at a time.
 
With all the pieces printed they are spray finished with a polyurethane satin finish. Clamps are used to secure the sides together while the glue sets. Once dry the base are firmly attached with a nail gun. A final light sand is applied to take-off any rough edges.  Watch the YouTube video by The Grommet for more details.

Scarves

Printing our scarves requires local Nepalese artisan skills with single placement silk screens. Inks are mixed, the scarves are positioned on tables and the 80" x 30" screens placed on top. Then two printers, on either side, carefully squeegee the ink onto each scarf.