The handloom

The handloom is an ancient instrument, which have been long employed in the manufacturing of charming fabrics.

The machine has a complex mechanism which makes possible a quite simple action, that is the bind of two series of parallel threads: the weft and the woof. The woof is composed by the series of threads which are assembled on the handloom in a preparatory phase preceding the actual weaving. On the other side, the weft is made by one thread which passes alternatively above and below the threads of the woof, in perpendicular sense, creating the bind and the possible patterns of the fabrics. Moreover, in a handloom there are two other fundamental element. The first are the heddles, that compose the structure thanks to which a part of the weft can be lifted up so to allow the weaver to push the weft through it. The second is the the shuttle (or spool), around which the thread of the weft is to be rolled, so to ease the passing though the woof.

All of our fabrics are hand-made with two Ariot loom, four heddles with countermarch. Therefore, our products are characterized by a harmonious fusion between the old italian textile tradition and the innovative use of materials employed. Our handlooms enable us to achieve extremely refined results exploiting a wide range of original patterns. The fabrics we produce may be of 4,8, or 12 threads per centimetre, according to the yarns and to the models.



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