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Contemporary handmade soft furnishings from India & Nepal

A Visit to our Kala Cotton Weavers

Karen Sear ShimaliComment
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Whilst I hold the fort in the fog in London, Graham is currently in sunny India visiting our amazing textile artisans in the remote Kutch (or Kachchh) region, west of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

These regular visits are vital for us to keep in close contact with our suppliers, and build the relationships that mean we can bring more amazing, hand made textiles to you!

Here, I thought I'd share some images Graham has taken of his visit to our kala cotton weavers, who make our Organic Kala Cotton Towels, Scarves and Indigo Kala Cotton Cushions

Enjoy!

The first batch of yarn produced in the new hand-spinning unit.

The first batch of yarn produced in the new hand-spinning unit.

Indigo dyeing in the new dyeing facility

Indigo dyeing in the new dyeing facility

Winding the dyed yarn onto bobbins

Winding the dyed yarn onto bobbins

Naturally dyed indigo cloth drying in the sun

Naturally dyed indigo cloth drying in the sun

Most of the looms are traditional "pit looms"

Most of the looms are traditional "pit looms"

This lady is actually weaving  one of the cloths for our new Chindi patchwork collection!

This lady is actually weaving  one of the cloths for our new Chindi patchwork collection!

 

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