The process

How does a textile come about?

Everything begins with inspiration and research: study. The creation of a new textile is always an alchemy of many different inspirations. Starting with the effect wanted, the stitches are chosen and the yarns selected, paying particular attention to the colours and thickness of the fibre. After putting the project onto paper the important and often very long preparation of the warp follows. The warp starts its life in the warping mill with antique, specialised machinery. The cones and threads, delicately wound with the right tension and care, create the basic textile.

Priming a warp, a loom and seeing them develop one centimetre after another, we love creating the textile, seeing it “explode” from the loom.

The warp is then taken and “assembled” onto the loom: this is the most delicate phase. Two operators are needed to pass each thread into the eye and successively through the teeth of the selected comb, following the scheme of the design carefully. A mistake would mean repeating part of the operation. The final step before the weaving is to set up the sequence of the “lifts”, the heart of the creation of the design of the weft.

The magic is about to be repeated: the spools are prepared to be inserted into the shuttle, which goes back and forth to create the weft. The design, the colours, the size and type of yarn can vary with a cadence which is unique for each textile.
Lifts, beats, cadences and centimetre after centimetre the new textile and is created.