WE LOVE ELECTRICITY AND ITS USES BUT IN OUR WORKSHOP NONE OF OUR LOOMS OPERATE ON IT. THE WHOLE PRODUCTION TAKES PLACE IN TRADITIONAL, WOODEN LOOMS, MANUALLY WITH THE USE OF “MUSCULAR” POWER…
There are two types of Loom in the magical world of weaving. The Vertical loom and the Horizontal one. Here, in LOOM% we use the horizontal type for our creations. The setting up of the loom is a very difficult process because it requires stability and perfect calibration so that it won’t get shifted by the moves of the weaver. After the loom has been correctly set, and all the separate components have been assembled with precision, the warp is being added and the loom is ready to begin the weaving of the weft. The way in which the threads are passed among the four crates is magical, and only someone who has witnessed the whole process up close can understand exactly what we mean. Having come up with the pattern of our liking, we choose the wefts and we place them on the spools and the yarns in order to create our crewelwork. Afterwards, we install the weft on the spool which in turn will create the canvas upon which we crewel our design. Every treadle of the four we work on, corresponds with a crate, so by pressing each treadle the threads open and the weaving of our choosing is created. After the weaving of the crewel is completed, we cut out the woven textile, which is almost ready to become one of our special creations.
ARE MADE WITH COTTON AND 100% PURE WOOL.
A LARGE NUMBER OF THEM ALSO CONTAIN SILK.
FURTHERMORE, THE LEATHERS THAT SOMETIMES ADORN OUR CREATIONS ARE 100% AUTHENTIC AND OF THE BEST QUALITY, SO THAT THEY CAN STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
ARE LOST IN THE DEPTHS
OF HUMAN PREHISTORY.
Especially in Greece, the plethora of “stone footprints”, that were brought to light by ancient excavations attests to its dissemination since the age of the Neolithic Era. According to the myth Goddess Athena was the inventor of the loom and is considered to be the protector of the Art of Weaving. In fact, it is said that she believed to be the best weaver and she turned into a spider the daughter of a dyer from Ionia that dared to brag that her technique rivaled the technique of Athena.The mother of all arts as the German professor Gottfried Semper, a leading professor in architecture, aptly named it, has influenced over time –to the maximum extend– not only the types and the symbols, but also the colors in all the arts! The art of weaving is the cornerstone of civilization and tradition, a chain which actually links one generation to the next! In order to avoid misinterpretation lets clarify that by tradition we don’t refer to retrogression or disconnection from the progress. On the contrary, tradition evolves by experiencing the three dimensions of time (past – present – future) and is inextricably linked to the elements that survive over time. So by upholding tradition we preserve our past, and yet add what we create every single day. With the creation of fabric, humans wanted to cover their base needs in clothing.
THE ART OF WEAVING IS THE CORNERSTONE OF CIVILIZATION AND TRADITION, A CHAIN WHICH ACTUALLY LINKS ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT!
THE PATTERNS, THAT GRACE HELLENIC HAND WOVEN TEXTILES ARE MOSTLY GEOMETRICAL SHAPES, STRIPES AND SCHEMATIC REPRESENTATIONS OF HUMANS, PLANTS, ANIMALS AND OBJECTS.
IN OUR WORKSHOP WE COMBINE THE PATTERNS OF THE PAST WITH THE COLORS AND TRENDS OF TODAY, STAYING FAITHFUL TO THE RULES OF THE ART OF WEAVING.