What can you find?
We In our work you can find, quality, diversity and exclusivity.
Scarves, shawls, carpets...unique, non-serial, design pieces, woven with natural fibres, totally different from those you can find on the market, because of the way they are woven, their natural fibres and their hand finish, including the washing and ironing we give to all the pieces. We want to achieve an impeccable finish, which adds value to all the pieces of our firm, Ana and Fran, Natural Handwoven.
We maintain a line of basic pieces, with multiple combinations, so that each piece is unique in itself and another line of new or peculiar pieces with drawings, densities, measurements .... totally different.
We can make ethnographic reproductions of old or traditional fabrics and we can also weave your own designs, whether you are a private or professional person.
They are handcrafted pieces, for a demanding and conscious public that knows how to appreciate craftsmanship, made in Spain.
In our activities and courses, in the first ones you can have a first approach to the artisan weaving, weaving a scarf and in the training courses, if they are oriented to that you can be formed and to know about detailed way the officeo, are theoretical-practical courses with special emphasis on practice, so that you can design and weave on a handcrafted loom, either for leisure or for a professional purpose.
We always offer you a complete advice service before and after, for the choice of the pieces, the courses and the looms.re committed to sustainable development as defined in the Brundtland Report, as "development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Our artisan weaving is an innocuous activity that does not compromise the needs of future generations. We do this in a coherent way, enhancing respect and biodiversity, without damaging the environment of the natural area in which we are located, in the heart of the Natural Park of Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. With spring water and solar panels for all the light supply, as a firm, we only use natural fibers, 100% organic, biodegradable dyed in their case with European dyes of unbeatable quality, respectful with nature, we are local artisan textile production and we do not make exploitation of child or adult labor.
We have innovated and recovered a traditional craftsman's trade and we continue with its dissemination, to transmit to you what we feel, admiration and passion, for this exceptional craftsman's trade.
Characteristics of our fabric
We design these unique pieces, inspired by everything that does not surround, nature, sensations, music, colors, textures ... It is a craft that allows us to develop creativity, weaving very diverse pieces combining different patterns, densities, textures, fibers, measures. On the other hand, we also have the possibility of making fabrics designed by you, whether you are a private individual or a professional, through personalised consultation.
Weaving on Handcrafted Looms
The pieces are hand-woven on hand-made wooden looms, not mechanized, which are moved by our hands and feet. It is entirely self-produced, there is no subcontracting. Not having the looms mechanized, nor any other phase of the handmade fabric, on the one hand limits our production capacity, but on the other, allows us to create an infinity of textures, forms and combinations that we are constantly renewing with new and continuous creations.
Two selvages per piece, Each piece is woven at once, no selvage or trimmed edges. This can be checked, you can look at the edges, see if there is a zig-zag stitch along the length, usually with very fine spinning on the trimmed threads that will have these edges, if it has one, it is the unmistakable sign that it is a mechanized or industrial production, where the whole width is woven and then the pieces are trimmed to fit that total width.
Our pieces have exquisite selvedges, denser than the rest of the fabric, which extends the life of the piece and gives it an impeccable finish. It is the unmistakable sign that these are hand-made pieces, woven by hand, one by one on the loom.
Our pieces do not have knots or joints in the fabric, everything is "camouflaged" in the selvedges with a hand stitch, as if mending. Again we managed to give a better finish and make it more durable.
Bastille at the ends
We sew some stitches by hand to all the pieces, at the beginning and end as if it was a bastille, in the first and second thread, so that the fabric does not end up going down towards the fringes with the subsequent washings. Some pieces with short fringes may have another stitch in this case ofhemstitch,that holds these first strands and gives a flawless finish to these short fringes. Both are small stitches, made with a needle inside the loom, as always to give them a better finish and quality and also to embellish the finished pieces.
Fringes or hems
All the pieces, once out of the loom, have two edges that we finish, either with fringes or with a hem. The fringes are twisted, knotted, macramé, crocheted, braided or cut. The hem, we reinforce the fabric with an overlock and we always sew them by hand.
Washed and ironed
Again by hand, always with neutral detergent and in cold water, which sometimes slows down production again but it is indispensable to be able to offer you the real measurements, because all the pieces of handcrafted fabric shrink in the first wash and at the same time, we check the quality of the fibres and if necessary the quality of the dyeing, increasing the final softness of the fabric.
As a firm, we have focused on weaving exclusively with natural fibers, discarding artificial fibers. Natural fibers are the best for the human being, the most pleasant to wear and the least expensive for the environment, getting more exquisite pieces. The different types of fibres are generally acquired by us already spun and dyed, we do not exercise the profession of spinners and dyers. Sometimes we weave with natural unspun fibers such as wool fleece, mohair or jute fibers, coconut and have dyed wool with vegetable dyes. We always check the quality of the fibres, gathering information on their origin and uses of dyes, in our case, they are European dyes, highlighting the use of organic cotton with ecological certification and recycled cotton. We are one of the few artisan weaving workshops in Spain that offers this type of piece.
The natural fibres used are merino wool, organic wool, alpaca, baby alpaca and silk,cashmere, mohair, silk, flax, organic flax, hemp, cotton, organic cotton, recycled cotton, ramie, bamboo, soya, jute and coconut with multiple combinations between them.
Cotton is one of the first fibers used to make textiles because of its exceptional qualities. It is soft, flexible, durable, absorbent, breathable and totally versatile: fresh and warm. It is one of the few fibres that, depending on the thickness of its yarn, can be used both in summer, fine and cool, and in winter, thick and warm. We use it to weave scarves, shawls, foulards, bags, tablecloths, rugs, cushions, towels...
Certified organic cotton
Certified organic cotton is a fiber of exceptional quality, it does not undergo chemical treatments at any stage of cultivation or handling of the plant until it is converted into fiber for weaving. There are three natural colors, bone, beige and green. It is a soft, flexible and anti-allergic fibre, ideal for people with skin problems or sensitivity. We use it to weave scarves, shawls, foulards, towels, baby shoes...
Mercerized cotton is a fiber with a moderate luster and a high resistance to wear and tear that gives it the mercerization treatment. It is a soft, flexible and durable fibre that allows a wide range of colours. We use it to weave scarves, shawls, cushions, tablecloths, baby shoes...
Cotton and linen
The pieces woven with the union of cotton fibers and linen, have the advantages of both fibers, softness, fall, adaptability, plus all the characteristics of linen, being very pleasant and comfortable to use. We use it to weave scarves, foulards, shawls, tablecloths...
Linen is an extraordinary noble fibre used since ancient times. It is a comfortable and elegant fibre with many applications both in fashion and in the home. It has a number of features that make it unique, it is Antibacterial, fungicidal and its known resistance to heat, even UV radiation, make it particularly suitable for summer. We use it forto weave scarves, shawls, tablecloths, cushions...
Wool is a fibre obtained from sheep's hair. There are different types of wool depending on the race of the sheep, the best quality being that of the Merino sheep. It is a very soft, flexible and warm wool that allows many types of yarns and retains its colour very well. We use it for weaving, scarves, shawls, blankets, carpets, cushions...
It is the fiber obtained from the hair of the goat that originates from the mountains of Ankara, Turkey. Its softness and flexibility stand out, and different types of yarns can be found, from long pile fibres to looped fibres. It is also very warm and textured. We use it for weaving, scarves, shawls...
The Alpaca is native to the Andes, Peru. It is an exquisite fibre, with a series of characteristics that give it an exceptional quality, it is very soft, very warm, thermo-regulating, does not retain odours and its structure with hardly any flakes means that it does not become stiff. The alpaca pieces bring a lot of heat and weigh little, they are very pleasant to wear. We use it to weave scarves, shawls, blankets...
Baby alpaca with silk
The baby alpaca comes from the alpacas that live in the most mountainous areas of the Andes. As it is her first hair, it is very soft, very warm and lightweight. The mixture of baby alpaca with silk, makes it an extraordinary fiber, gives it a satin shine, achieving the virtues of both fibers. We use it to weave scarves, shawls...
Silk is a sophisticated, soft, strong fibre with a satin sheen that makes it totally unmistakable. It has thermo-regulatory properties and there are different types and shapes of yarns obtaining pieces with very different finishes. We use it to weave scarves, shawls, foulards...
Jute is a vegetable fibre obtained mainly from the white jute plant. It has insulating and antistatic properties and retains little moisture. It is soundproof and does not cause skin irritation. It is widely used as a resistant and durable textile.