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How a Merino Wool Rug Comes to Life

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Last week we introduced you to Merino wool rugs and talked about the 5 reasons to get a Merino wool rug for your home. Now that you are familiar with all the wonderful benefits of rugs - that range from cleaner air indoors to stress relief - we wanted to focus on the actual process of getting one custom made just for you. 

1. Pre-Order 

When you place an order for your custom handwoven rug you will need to specify its measurements and the type of yarn you would like us to use. Our traditional yarn is 100% Australian Merino wool that you now know and love. But we also offer vegan Merino for those allergic to wool or leading a vegan lifestyle.

You will also need to decide on color, which many psychologists say has a direct impact on your mood. Choose carefully and opt for colors you will love long-term and those that will make you feel at peace and relaxed in your dwelling. 

2. Order and Assembly

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Once you order is on its way to us we begin the process of building a custom wooden loom that is specific to your rug's dimensions. We lace the loom with either a cotton or polyester thread that is thick and sturdy enough to support the weight on the wool.

This is a crucial step to the process as an incorrectly built loom can make the end result appear crooked and uneven. We take extra time to set this up properly so that your rug is as close to perfect as possible. 

3. Hand Weaving 

The loom has been set up and now the hand weaving begins. This is the most labor intensive part of the process and depending on the size of your rug can take as long as a week to complete. 

Each knot is made my hand resulting in a 'knotty' rug that is denser and thicker than a regular Merino wool braided rug. As it uses more wool it gets heavy quickly. 

For example, one of the most recent rugs we made was 80x95 inches long and weighed 55 pounds. 

4. End Result

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The end result is a beautiful thick rug threaded with small, closely-spaced knots that make stepping onto it feel like riding a cloud. Sound pretty amazing, right? 

Bonus tip: did you know that many people use these rugs as a wall hanging? It is a beautiful alternative to home decor that is practiced in many countries around the world. Wall hangings soften the echo in your home, create a soundproof barrier between you and noisy neighbors and provide extra insulation in winter. 

Becozi takes custom orders for wall hangings that allow for a design with various colors and even a unique pattern. Get in touch with us to create a unique piece for your home. 

We hope you enjoyed learning about the process of making a Merino wool rug.

Interested in getting one of your own? Get your order started here

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