We confirmed our heartfelt wish that the textiles we create in Nepal and India really do sustain the hardworking and dedicated artisans. The intense production steps are just jaw-dropping. Every stage from warping, weaving, printing and finishing is all under one roof in Nepal. We hope to provide more jobs for these talented artisans!Here we are creating, exposing and preparing new screens for printing in Nepal. In this image the artwork had been cleaned up too much - so five of us set about filing in and fixing the film.
The finest cashmere thread from those very particular Changthangi goats. Precisely how the individual yarns are blended to give a certain look and feel is astonishing.
Warping the threads and wefting (pic below). We specify the blends ranging from 100% cashmere to a 60% cashmere and 40% merino wool to 100% merino. It was an instinctive yes to a 100% cashmere count of yarn 1/28 for our large Hooli throw.The very time consuming process of setting the yarn in preparation for weaving on the loom.Preparing the 100" screen for printing.
The printing step requires two printers with one squeegee. The size of our screens is rare and requires skill to print at this scale.
Print one of two colors.
Inspecting the results.
Our trays are made by Keith in South Boston. All the materials are carefully milled from wood stock, painted and printed in our workshop.
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