Rug Making Process
- Hand Knotted
- Hand Loom
- Hand Tufted
- Dhurries & Kilims
- Machine Made
Rug Choosing Guide
- Knots per Inch
- Silk Rugs
- Wool Rugs
- Bamboo Silk/Tencel/Viscose
- Cotton Rugs
- Jute/Sisal/Coir/Hemp/Grass Rugs
- Leather Rugs
- Rubber Floor Coverings
Hand - Loom
Think monotone rugs or one with a printed finish and it has most likely been woven on a loom; much like a handloom textile. Horizontal threads are interwoven into vertical ones held on the loom. After each line is woven, it is interlocked by moving a shuttle across each line with a pedal.
Although this method of weaving is primarily used to make monotone rugs, rugs with multiple colors can also be created using this method. A design with multiple colours requires the use of changing the yarn at the right places to lock the final design in place. Loom knotted rugs are often woven with a loop pile and then cut to make a cut pile. This intermixing produces unique colour effects especially in materials like bamboo silk, where the shine of the colour along the length of the yarn varies from the shine found on its tip. Solid colours and a line by line effect also look good on these rugs. Except for shags, which have a deep pile, all loom knotted rugs have a low or medium pile with a canvas backing added to them. Finished in 2 months, these rugs last between 10-12 years.
Are Loom knotted rugs more your style then?
You might want to get a loom knotted rug if you want a rug that:
- Has a low to medium pile but is still comfortable to walk on.
- Is made of solid colour, which adds a touch of variety to the decor.
- Comes in more creative variations with tonal or graded effects
- Is versatile in texture; felted, shags, naturals, solid or bordered
- Lasts for 10 to 12 years