Tag Archives: Hand looms

  • Peruvian jungle and mountain cushions

    Posted on 03/10/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    We are very excited that our first cushion collection has just arrived! The vibrant colours and designs have come from our travels to the far corners of Peru, a combination of mountain hand weaving and jungle tribe hand embroidery. The handwork in the cloths used for these cushions is insanely intricate and all the techniques and designs have been passed down through generations. We chose 100% wool backs to compliment the hand woven llama wool and the piping highlights the Peruvians love of colour. Another bit of matchmaking as they were all made in the UK. This intense hit of colour has definitely brightened our day. Enough talking, they speak for themselves...

    You can see them in store here.

    All of the cushions are available here.


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  • A taste of Vintage textiles

    Posted on 25/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    A few irresistible vintage hand loom finds in Sucre. Perfect for some upholstery projects when we get home...just need to decide on the lucky chairs.

    Loving the zig zags and the colours popping off the dark base.


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  • ...and the joining

    Posted on 24/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    Being a big fan of attention to detail I love the creative joining techniques used on the hand loom panels. As the size of the loom rules the width of the finished cloth multiple panels need to be pieced together to make larger items. Versions of colourful embroidered arrow head and zig zag designs cleverly and beautifully cover the joins.


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  • It's all in the weave

    Posted on 24/05/2012 by A Rum Fellow

    We are in a land of hand weaving and the culture rich textiles in Bolivia are mind blowing.

    The traditional hand built wood looms are simple in their structure and remind me of an old Fisher Price loom I had as a child, with its single lever handle to change the thread placement entrapping each row. As the tools are simple, its the skilled hands and minds of the weaver which create the complexity of colour and design. A single woven row of these master pieces would have the plastic bolts popping off my childhood loom at the very thought.

    From Lambs wool to Alpaca the yarns are dyed in a rainbow of natural vibrant colours using plant extracts. The elaborate geometric designs are influenced by the weavers environment and represent local or spiritual animals and fauna.


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