Process: How we make our fabrics
The fabric manufacturing process requires time, patience and dedication. It consists of 6 phases:
1. PreparedThe raw materials (cotton and linen) arrive at the workshop in the form of raw colored cones. They are placed on the creel so that all the yarns pass through the warping machine, where they are grouped and ready to prepare the reserves, and are removed manually.
2. Dyeing of fibersThe bundled fibers are dyed in a kettle which in a few hours will leave the cotton uniformly dyed to the desired dye. After dyeing, the reserve plastics are removed.
3. DryingThe bundled fibers are dyed in a kettle which in a few hours will leave the cotton uniformly dyed to the desired dye. After dyeing, the reserve plastics are removed.
The reserves are the areas of the yarns covered with pieces of plastic, tightly knotted so that during dyeing, the dye does not penetrate inside. In this way the characteristic drawings that form arrows or combine several tones are obtained, and the handmade process produces a slightly irregular and blurred dyeing at the edges. This phase lasts 1 working day.
4. Second WarpingOnce dyed and dried, the yarns are manually placed in the warping machine. This part takes 3 days because the threads have to be arranged one by one. It is important to do it this way because if they are not placed correctly, the final fabric will not correspond to the desired pattern.
5. LoomOn the loom, the threads are woven "a la plana" (taffeta), using raw linen as weft.
6. Quality controlOnce the fabric has been woven, the meters are counted and inspected to check that it meets all the quality standards we have set for it to be ready to be marketed.