Our looms can fit product sizes from 1 foot to 12 feet wide. The length can be virtually unlimited. The chart below provides information about our standard sizes and the minimum amount of fiber needed for us to produce your desired
Unique & Special...
Because we do so many of our processes by hand your finished product is infused with the spinner and weaver's special techniques and personality. This means that each product that we produce is a one-of-a-kind, unique artistic piece.
Choices, choices, choices...
We have many standard design choices to choose from. If you are wanting a special design you can customize your own pattern. Just call us to get started. You can also select from our "Signature Rug Collection."
If you are new to our services and uncertain about patterns, some of our most beautiful items have been created when our weavers are given creative freedom (known as: weaver's choice).
*Some restrictions and extra fees may apply. Check below for details.
Our special touch...
After we receive your fiber we catalog it by noting the color(s), its total weight, and its condition*. Your order form is reviewed to ensure we've received enough fiber to process your request. If all is o.k., we'll place the fiber, by color, in sealed plastic bags and then in boxes for storage. We also place mothballs inside each box (but not touching the fiber) to deter insects. The order is put into our queue for subsequent processing.
* fiber with excessive debris, indications of urine or feces with not be processed.
Processing your fiber...
Our first step in processing your order is to ensure we have the proper amount and colors of fiber needed to complete your order. Then we skirt and sort the fiber by hand to determine its quality and remove any large debris*. The fiber is then placed in the picker which loosens matted fiber and opens the fiber which allows some smaller sized debris to fall out. If required initial blending is also done here. The fiber then is moved to the carder. The carding process further opens the fibers causing more debris to fall out and aligns it to allow it to be spun onto the jute. In the final step of the carding the fiber is wound around up to 5 strands of jute twine creating the inner core for the yarn.
* You should perform this process before sending your fiber. Please ensure the fiber does not contain: live ammo, nails, wire, hoof clippings, pieces of wood or metal, or any other items that might be hazardous to our employees or equipment.
Your product(s) are handmade with individual care and attention on pneumatic looms that were designed and made on-site. As a handwoven creation, each item is unique and may contain some variations in color, length, width, and/or construction. These variations add to the beauty and "uniqueness" of your product as no one item is exactly the same.
The finishing work begins after your creation is woven and taken off of the loom. If you have selected the "Fringe" option, the ends of your product are hand-tied with elegant poly/cotton tassels. If you selected the "Bound" (no Fringe) option, approximately 3 inches of a small yarn binding containing two strands of jute is added to the ends of the product during the weaving process. It is hand finished by applying an industrial strength adhesive and compressing the ends to ensure a strong, durable adhesion.
Approximate fiber weight needed for our standard sized products
Rug Size *
Pounds of Fiber
2 ft x 3 ft
3 ft x 5 ft
4 ft x 4 ft
4 ft x 6 ft
6 ft x 9 ft
8 ft x 10 ft
9 ft x 12 ft
10 ft x 12 ft
13" x 17"
Saddle Blankets 34" x 36"
5 ft x 7 ft
Made to order
12 ft x 14 ft
A minimum of 5 lbs of fiber is required to place an order.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
Orders outside the 'standard' width listed in the size chart are subject to a 10% charge to cover material loss and extra time associated with customizing the loom(s) for a non-standard size.
A 50% deposit is required for orders in excess of 40 lbs...approximately 100 square feet. See the PRICING INFO page for details.
We will not redo the finished product unless there is a gross difference in dimensions and/or color scheme.
We no longer process "yarn only" orders. We require at least 25% of any yarn to be made into finished product(s) at our facility. Please contact us for further details.
The more contrast there is in your fiber color(s) for the pattern you've selected, the more the pattern will standout on the base color of your finished product.
If you have dyed fiber for accenting you must send at least 2 pounds for us to have enough fiber to work with.
We reserve the right to refuse service to any customer for any reason. We will typically only invoke this measure if we have experienced what we consider to be excessive difficulties and/or abuse from a customer or if we have had previous difficulty collecting payment for product.
Please download and complete the convenient order form provided below to place your order. You can include the form in your fiber packaging or email it to us. Please contact us for assistance with the form and/or placing your order, if necessary.
Please remember to read and sign the TERMS & CONDITIONS form. This can also be included in your packaging or emailed to us with your order form.
BY PLACING AN ORDER YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS.
(Note: this docx file will not be displayed, but downloaded to your computer)
Completing your order:
After we've completed your order we will contact you by phone and/or email to arrange shipping and settle payment.
We have very limited space at our facility so it is our goal to ship finished product(s) as quickly as possible.
-- Full payment is expected upon notification that your order is completed.
-- Your product WILL NOT be shipped until we have received payment in full.
-- If you qualify for TEXAS SALES/RESALE TAX EXEMPTION please ensure that we have your exemption certificate form on file. (Note: when you click on the above link the form will be downloaded to your computer from the Texas Comptrollers website.)
-- We accept debit/credit cards, personal/bank checks, or money orders. Make check or money order payable to: Texas Handwoven Creations.