From the land of ancient traditions . . .<br />artistry + vision in rugs from  Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweav...
at the top of the world. . .<br />artistry + vision in rugs from  Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
where time-honored techniques<br />Photo above and left<br />© Romano 2007<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
combine  with up to date communications                           and project management<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<b...
Presenting…<br />Fine Hand Knotted Tibetan Rugs : Collections and Custom<br />fine hand knotted Tibetan rugs : collections...
Silk Road Weaves, made in Nepal…entirely by hand…only by adult artisans<br />
Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending...
Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending...
  rescues and educates working children</li></ul>Each rug from Silk Road Weaves carries an individually numbered RugMark/G...
Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending...
  rescues and educates working children
  builds a marketplace for humanitarian products </li></ul>Each rug from Silk Road Weaves carries an individually numbered...
The Journey – from inspiration to you<br />Beyond our sumptuous textures and lustrous colors,  the underlying quality that...
The Journey – from inspiration to you<br />Beyond our sumptuous textures and lustrous colors,  the underlying quality that...
The Human Connection<br />Carding wool<br />
The Human Connection<br />Spinning<br />Photo: © Romano 2007<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
The Human Connection<br />Spinning  wool<br />Photo: © Romano 2007<br />
The Human Connection<br />Drying the newly dyed yarn<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
The Human Connection<br />Rolling yarn<br />
The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
The Human Connection<br />Weighing wool<br />
The Human Connection<br />In the graphing area<br />
The Human Connection<br />Translating the design to the graph for weaving, done by hand. <br />This is the process for all...
The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
Sign  at a RugMark  approved weaving company<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
Children in school, not at work…thanks to RugMark—and you, <br />        when you purchase a RugMark/Goodweave – certified...
Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />      The following slides present an example of creating just one o...
Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />      The following slides present an example of creating just one o...
Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />      The following slides present an example of creating just one o...
Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />      The following slides present an example of creating just one o...
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Personal involvement with each design.Chec...
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Weaving  progress<br />Note the full-size ...
Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Size: 8 x10<br />
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Washing<br />Washing <br />
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />After washing, the rug is attached to spec...
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Detailing<br />
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />The finished rug<br />
The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />LOOPY : Meandering             8 x 10     ...
New variations:<br />LOOPY – GEMS<br />Versions in wool + silk<br />Textural variations<br />100 knot<br />Shown:  illustr...
Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green...
Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green...
Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green...
Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Two from the Simply Natural Collection<br />Above:  Striations: 100 knots Allo a...
Essential Materials<br />Himalayan wool<br /><ul><li>  High-altitude and lanolin-rich, with  6” to 9” long-fiber structure
  Prized for it’s  texture, durability, and luster that increases over the years</li></ul>artistry + vision in rugs from  ...
Essential Materials<br />Silk :  the fibers that<br />respond so beautifully to<br />all types of dyes<br />Just a few of ...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia:  a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo  fiber is the longest known...
About the Collections<br />Each Silk Road Weaves collection is based on a design theme<br />The variations that Barbara co...
  changing the existing design for scale and emphasis
  color, texture, fiber combinations</li></ul>Please see  the Part 2 Slide Show for inspiration and design views<br />bjac...
The Human Connection<br />Weaving a few LOOPY samples<br />Cross-Weaving<br />A more complex, labor-intensive technique.<b...
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Part 1 of a 2-part view into making a custom Tibetan rug, from Silk Road Weaves. Part 1 is about origins, materials, and more.

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04 01 10 Part1 Silk Road Weaves The Journey

  1. 1. From the land of ancient traditions . . .<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  2. 2. at the top of the world. . .<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  3. 3. where time-honored techniques<br />Photo above and left<br />© Romano 2007<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  4. 4. combine with up to date communications and project management<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  5. 5. Presenting…<br />Fine Hand Knotted Tibetan Rugs : Collections and Custom<br />fine hand knotted Tibetan rugs : collections and custom<br />Part 1 – A View Within…<br />Process and materials of making a hand knotted Tibetan rug<br />
  6. 6. Silk Road Weaves, made in Nepal…entirely by hand…only by adult artisans<br />
  7. 7. Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child labor<br /><ul><li> certifies rugs made without child labor </li></ul>Each rug from Silk Road Weaves carries an individually numbered RugMark/GoodWeave certification label.<br />
  8. 8. Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child labor<br /><ul><li> certifies rugs made without child labor
  9. 9. rescues and educates working children</li></ul>Each rug from Silk Road Weaves carries an individually numbered RugMark/GoodWeave certification label.<br />
  10. 10. Silk Road Weaves is a proud member of GoodWeave/RugMark , an international<br />nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child labor<br /><ul><li> certifies rugs made without child labor
  11. 11. rescues and educates working children
  12. 12. builds a marketplace for humanitarian products </li></ul>Each rug from Silk Road Weaves carries an individually numbered RugMark/GoodWeave certification label.<br />
  13. 13. The Journey – from inspiration to you<br />Beyond our sumptuous textures and lustrous colors, the underlying quality that permeates each piece<br /> is the thread that links you to each design…The Human Connection<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  14. 14. The Journey – from inspiration to you<br />Beyond our sumptuous textures and lustrous colors, the underlying quality that permeates each piece<br /> is the thread that links you to each design…The Human Connection<br />Our commitment to socially responsible design: No child labor.<br /><ul><li> As a member of RugMark/GoodWeave we contribute a percentage of each sale to support </li></ul> the ongoing efforts to end child labor in the rug industry.<br /><ul><li> Each rug from Silk Road Weaves is certified by RugMark/Goodweave, an independent agency. </li></ul>bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  15. 15. The Human Connection<br />Carding wool<br />
  16. 16. The Human Connection<br />Spinning<br />Photo: © Romano 2007<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  17. 17. The Human Connection<br />Spinning wool<br />Photo: © Romano 2007<br />
  18. 18. The Human Connection<br />Drying the newly dyed yarn<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  19. 19. The Human Connection<br />Rolling yarn<br />
  20. 20. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  21. 21. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  22. 22. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  23. 23. Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  24. 24. The Human Connection<br />Weighing wool<br />
  25. 25. The Human Connection<br />In the graphing area<br />
  26. 26. The Human Connection<br />Translating the design to the graph for weaving, done by hand. <br />This is the process for all designs. Note the yarn card,<br />with actual yarns of the colors indicated on the plan.<br />Shown: FLORA : Herbal Toss / Springing I and II<br />
  27. 27. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  28. 28. Sign at a RugMark approved weaving company<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  29. 29. Children in school, not at work…thanks to RugMark—and you, <br /> when you purchase a RugMark/Goodweave – certified rug from Silk Road Weaves. <br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  30. 30. Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br /> The following slides present an example of creating just one of the rugs in the LOOPY Collection. <br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  31. 31. Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br /> The following slides present an example of creating just one of the rugs in the LOOPY Collection. <br /> There are quite a few different versions of this particular design, from 50 knot all wool,<br /> to 100 knot wool with silk. <br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  32. 32. Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br /> The following slides present an example of creating just one of the rugs in the LOOPY Collection. <br /> There are quite a few different versions of this particular design, from 50 knot all wool,<br /> to 100 knot wool with silk. <br /> Some of the designs in LOOPY also include fiber of the Allo plant, creating<br /> unique textures and colorations.<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  33. 33. Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br /> The following slides present an example of creating just one of the rugs in the LOOPY Collection. <br /> There are quite a few different versions of this particular design, from 50 knot all wool,<br /> to 100 knot wool with silk. <br /> Some of the designs in LOOPY also include fiber of the Allo plant, creating<br /> unique textures and colorations.<br /> The newest additions to this group are LOOPY/GEMS, with tonal and textural varieties<br /> from neutral to vivid, in a mix of lustrous fibers and colors.<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  34. 34. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Personal involvement with each design.Checking the graph for LOOPY designs<br />
  35. 35. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Weaving progress<br />Note the full-size “map” of the design, that indicates the color and textures to be used.<br />
  36. 36. Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Size: 8 x10<br />
  37. 37. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Washing<br />Washing <br />
  38. 38. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />After washing, the rug is attached to special frames, and will dry in the sun.<br />
  39. 39. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />Detailing<br />
  40. 40. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />The finished rug<br />
  41. 41. The Human Connection<br />Translation and Process: from design to delivery<br />LOOPY : Meandering 8 x 10 Wool, with wool loop texture lines 100 knots per square inch<br />
  42. 42. New variations:<br />LOOPY – GEMS<br />Versions in wool + silk<br />Textural variations<br />100 knot<br />Shown: illustrations<br />
  43. 43. Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green” nature of rugs from Silk Road Weaves<br /><ul><li> Himalayan wool, Silk, Himalayan allo</li></ul> sustainable, renewable materials<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  44. 44. Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green” nature of rugs from Silk Road Weaves<br /><ul><li> Himalayan wool, Silk, Himalayan allo</li></ul> sustainable, renewable materials<br /><ul><li> Hand carded, Hand Spun, Hand Dyed</li></ul> hand made from start to finish<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  45. 45. Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Behind the many beautiful greens in our yarn palettes <br />is the actual “green” nature of rugs from Silk Road Weaves<br /><ul><li> Himalayan wool, Silk, Himalayan allo</li></ul> sustainable, renewable materials<br /><ul><li> Hand carded, Hand Spun, Hand Dyed</li></ul> hand made from start to finish<br /><ul><li> Beautiful undyed fibers make a unique natural statement</li></ul>artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  46. 46. Green – more than a beautiful color <br />Two from the Simply Natural Collection<br />Above: Striations: 100 knots Allo and Silk<br />Right: Natural Sun: 150 knot Sunpat<br />No Dye! Just Simply Natural Sophisticated Beauty<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  47. 47. Essential Materials<br />Himalayan wool<br /><ul><li> High-altitude and lanolin-rich, with 6” to 9” long-fiber structure
  48. 48. Prized for it’s texture, durability, and luster that increases over the years</li></ul>artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  49. 49. Essential Materials<br />Silk : the fibers that<br />respond so beautifully to<br />all types of dyes<br />Just a few of our 200 standard colors, to begin with…<br />artistry + vision in rugs from Silk Road Weaves <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  50. 50. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />
  51. 51. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />
  52. 52. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />
  53. 53. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />
  54. 54. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />Soften the fiber: simmer the inner bark overnight in <br /> a solution of water and wood ash <br />
  55. 55. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />Soften the fiber: simmer the inner bark overnight in <br /> a solution of water and wood ash <br />4. Beat the fiber then rub with oil to make it easier to separate and tease for spinning<br />
  56. 56. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />Soften the fiber: simmer the inner bark overnight in <br /> a solution of water and wood ash <br />4. Beat the fiber then rub with oil to make it easier to separate and tease for spinning<br />Dry fiber in the sun <br />
  57. 57. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />Soften the fiber: simmer the inner bark overnight in <br /> a solution of water and wood ash <br />4. Beat the fiber then rub with oil to make it easier to separate and tease for spinning<br />5. Dry fiber in the sun <br />Use a hand spindle to spin the fiber for weaving<br />
  58. 58. Essential Materials<br />Allo, Girardiniadiversifolia: a wild-growing, renewable resourceAllo fiber is the longest known plant fiber, and has a high tensile strength and water resistance. <br />Allo : Giant Nepalese stinging nettle<br /> * occurs naturally in damp woodland above altitudes of 1500 meters <br /> * grows to a height of 3 meters, much taller than our native nettles<br /> * processed and used in many cultures for both fine clothing and for coarser fabrics.<br />  Processing : 6 steps before weaving<br />Remove the fiber from the inner part of the plant<br />Strip off the bark (bark can be used for basketry)<br />Soften the fiber: simmer the inner bark overnight in <br /> a solution of water and wood ash <br />4. Beat the fiber then rub with oil to make it easier to separate and tease for spinning<br />5. Dry fiber in the sun <br />Use a hand spindle to spin the fiber for weaving<br />7. Combine with wool and silk for an amazing texture!<br />
  59. 59. About the Collections<br />Each Silk Road Weaves collection is based on a design theme<br />The variations that Barbara continues to develop can be simple or complex. <br />Some variations within a particular collection might include<br /><ul><li> runner or other shape
  60. 60. changing the existing design for scale and emphasis
  61. 61. color, texture, fiber combinations</li></ul>Please see the Part 2 Slide Show for inspiration and design views<br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />
  62. 62. The Human Connection<br />Weaving a few LOOPY samples<br />Cross-Weaving<br />A more complex, labor-intensive technique.<br />
  63. 63. The Human Connection<br />Weaving a few LOOPY samples<br />Cross-Weaving<br />A more complex, labor-intensive technique.<br />Only the most skilled adult artisans<br />use this traditional weaving method.<br />
  64. 64. The Human Connection<br />Weaving a few LOOPY samples<br />Cross-Weaving<br />A more complex, labor-intensive technique.<br />Only the most skilled adult artisans<br />use this traditional weaving method.<br />The result<br />more durable, heirloom-quality carpets.<br />
  65. 65. The Human Connection<br />Weaving LOOPY : Soft Tide 5x7<br />
  66. 66. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  67. 67. The Human Connection<br />Photo: ©Romano 2007<br />
  68. 68. The Human Connection : connect with us ! <br />Thanks for watching the slideshow! <br />Please view the Part 2 Slide Showfor a view into<br /><ul><li> my inspiration process
  69. 69. steps in making your custom rug
  70. 70. more about the designs from Silk Road Weaves</li></ul>Check out the rest of the web site for more information, or call us at 508-472-8105 <br />bjacobs@silkroadweaves.com<br />www.SilkRoadWeaves.com<br />

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