THE PROCESS – CREATING YOUR RUG

The rugs begin their delicate process out in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, where sheep are reared and herded for their lanolin, rich wool. Himalayan sheep hold the best durable wool in the world, it is luxuriously soft and soaks up colour beautifully.
 
Once the raw wool is sheared, it is transported to a river where the bales are washed by hand, then left to naturally dry on the banks, ready for its next process. The wool is then transported to skilled carders and spinners who carefully start to make the wool into yarn, ready for the colour dying process of your rug. Once dyed, they are then hung out to naturally dry. They are then hand spun into balls, ready to be woven into your rug.
 
Then weaving and knotting can now begin - this part of the process is probably the most time consuming. The time scale on making up the rug can vary, depending on the size, the amount of knots in the sq inch and different colours within the design.

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Once the hand-knotting process has been completed, the rug is then carefully cut away from the loom and is then taken to its final finishing stages. It is then thoroughly washed by hand, then left to dry outside, in the natural sunshine. This process will also help contribute to the overall quality and finish of the rug.
 
The rug is then laid flat and goes through it’s final trimming stage. The trimming and smoothing out is completed by hand to ensure any excess threads and irregular knots are smoothed out, so that the rug pile is consistent to a uniform surface.
 
It is then carefully bound and ready to ship onto it’s newly found home.