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Ace & Jig Come to Ziabird

Events, Clothing DesignersLynn ManockComment

Ace & Jig... a textile love story

A search for the ideal manufacturer led ace & jig designers to India, where they found experienced textile specialists who work on ancient wooden hand looms. 

The weaving process begins with raw hanks of natural fiber and 
they work with a hand dyer, who is something of a magician. He mixes all of the colors by eye, then checks the shade with a dab of color on the stone wall next to him. he always hits the shade the first time. the yarns are then dried in the sun and hand-spun into skeins using an apparatus recycled out of an old bicycle. the pirns are wrapped and inserted into the shuttles, ready to start the weft.

Ace & Jig love to incorporate intricate textures and patterns and are always breaking the rules. they often create doublecloths: two cloths woven at the same time and connected together during the weaving process. 

as the cloth begins to take shape, they make a million changes and start the process all over again! Come in to Ziabird to see the beautiful detail in person.