Wanted to give an overview of the process for weaving hand-woven rugs. This was a 5 x 7 special order for a customer I, Julie, met at a craft fair in Shakopee, Minnesota. She had seen a similar rug in a different size and wanted a larger size for her living room.
The first step is choosing all of the fabrics in the color range the customer has selected. This fabric is from the selvedge of upholstery fabric with fiber content of polyester, rayon and cotton.
Next, the fabric is wound on the 4 foot long shuttles and lined up in the order that we weave our rug.
Here is the 5 x 7 rug in our customer's home, with her comments below.
Note: If you might be interested in a custom hand-woven rug, feel free to call us at 1-800-646-9328 or e-mail Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to work with you to make a special rug just for your home. These are machine washable (to 6 x 9 sizes). We can make virtually weave any color combination and in a wide variety of sizes, including throw rugs, rug runners and large area rugs.