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Dyeing & Color

Rug dyeing is a traditional art that allows artisans to create decorative effects. Yarn is first segregated before the dyeing process. Lighter wool for lighter colored dyes and darker wool for the darker dyes and texture by the feel. The texture is also important because it can determine the overall quality of the yarn. Blends of different wool help moderate how bristly or soft it turns out.

Our raw colors are sourced from Colourtex and Hunstman, which we then make our own recipes of color from, giving us a range of more than 3000 colors, and the ability to customize them too. They are eco-friendly and are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified dyes, the colors do not bleed or damage the yarn, resulting in a more durable rug.

Dyeing & Color Processes

Abrash/Antique

Each batch of yarn has inherent color variations, which brings character to the rug, along with wool ageing and raw material preparation. Rugs with this effect easily observed are known as Abrash or Antique.

Mottling

This refers to the process of weaving two colors or fibers together to produce an oscillating color effect on the yarn.

Overdyed Rugs

Born out of Turkey, overdyeing is a practice of reusing and repurposing, bringing vitality to rugs that are faded, worn, or unloved with the times. This look is not just given to vintage rugs but is also a deliberate look given to new rugs, through shearing, wool-eating and color fading washes. Layers of color are splashed on, giving a vibrant look of rich saturated colors over the existing design, a result of the uneven distress. It is often used to give a contemporary edge to traditional styles.

Solution Dyeing

With solution dyeing, synthetic fibers have pigment embedded into them as a part of their construction, and as a result are less prone to fading. The opposite of this – “yarn dyeing” or “piece dyeing” – sees color dyed in after the fiber is produced or harvested, and as a result pigment only penetrates the outer layers of the fiber.

Space Dyeing

This is a technique used to create multicolored yarn, with two or more colors repeated along the length of the thread. These can be contrasting or complementary, and result in a subtle but unpredictable pattern on the finished rug.

Tie-Dyeing

A hank of yarn is tied and retied before being dyed. This means that some portions are exposed to more dye than others, producing a purposefully inconsistent coloring that recreates an abrash effect.

Undyed Wool

As the name implies, this refers to wool or other fiber that is left untreated before weaving and shows the natural characteristics of the material. It is used as a unique variant of a natural fiber rug.

Color Psychology

Picking a color for your rug is not just about choosing favorites. Each color not only sets a tone, but a mood that can promote a desired effect into the space.

Select color to understand mood

Beige & Brown

Earthy and grounded, browns are solid, dependable colors because of their associations with the ground beneath us. Richer browns feel robust and inviting, while lighter, neutral browns are wholesome and calming. It works well in living rooms, bedrooms and the dining.

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Blue

Calming and gentle, blue is a favorite for its subtle, soothing effect. Bright blues are more electric and stimulating while light blues are pensive and insightful. It works well in the living room, dining, bedroom and aisles.

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Red & Orange

Confident and bold, red has long been associated with passion, action and energy, while orange is warm, nurturing and welcoming. Bright reds and oranges are good for rooms associated with action like kitchens and living rooms, and darker shades are grounded and exotic, best for social spaces.

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Grey & Black

Classic and considered, black & grey are timeless colors. They are stylish, unobtrusive and work best when combined with other colors, but can also be used in various shades for a tonal look. They work well in the living room, dining and bedroom.

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Ivory

Pure and peaceful, white is timeless along with its contrasting counterpart, black. It is elegant and can be used as a foundation for other colors, or to calm the space. A comforting color that can be either vivacious or soothing, white works best in complement to the desired emotion of the room. It works well in the living room and bedroom.

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Pink & Purple

Rich and intriguing, purple has long been associated with royalty and is seen as a special color, while pink is associated with innocence and comfort. Rich and bright purples, feel opulent and dramatic while lighter lilacs and pinks are soothing and can be used in comforting spaces.

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Gold

Bright and cheerful, yellow is the optimist’s color of choice for its bold and sunny effect. It is a naturally energizing color, especially in its brighter forms. Rich yellows are more nurturing than stimulating.

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Green

Balanced and soothing, green reminds us of nature and helps us to feel calm and grounded. Rich greens feel more lush and verdant while bright and light greens are energetic in their appeal. It works best in aisles, living rooms and bedrooms.

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