Traditional pattern in handwoven cloth was determined by the colours arranged in the warp yarns, that is vertically, as well as the colours then woven horizontally into the warp to produce the cloth, know as the weft.
These patterns resulted in bars, stripes and blocks of various sizes differing in colour throughout the pattern. Our yarns come from the spinning mill in the natural cream white colour of the fibre. Unlike commercially dyed solid shades, they are hand dyed in small batches to produce the rich variations of hues afforded by the dye painting process. When woven into the finished cloth, these variations create subtle visual drifts of pattern.