Vanderhurd uses the word flatweave to describe any construction other than dhurrie that is woven on a horizontal loom. We have spent years working closely with the weavers to develop new textures using traditional techniques.
Everyone at Vanderhurd has a background in design, being trained in either print, weave, interior design or cabinetry. Allowing us to pull from a wealth of knowledge to help our client in their journey.
The naksha master must know each construction intimately so that they can predict whether the weaving structure will shrink or expand in the weaving and washing.
Vanderhurd offers a wide range of fibres within its flatweaves, with each one requiring a different dyeing temperature and technique.
The thickness and number of the weft threads will determine the density of the warp threads with finer wefts requiring a more densely threaded warp.
Each flatweave construction uses a different weaving method to create individual textures. Vanderhurd’s weavers are amongst the most highly skilled in India and have been open to working with us collaboratively to achieve this.
Each fibre and construction require a slightly adjusted washing method, with silk requiring the least amount of water during the process and hemp the most.
Finishing is one of the most time-consuming elements. The dhurrie must be stretched on a frame to dry, then it must be hand bound and finally all the loose threads must be clipped.