The Dyeing Process
All of our Roum Handwoven Throws are hand dyed using natural ingredients. The process is unbelievably beautiful to witness and this ancient technique is something we are incredibly proud to support. Follow along as Chreun, our lead dyer, walks you through the steps she takes to dye our Roum Handwoven Throw Collection.
Next Chreun filters all of the sediment out of the color, then brings it to a boil once again.
Next Chreun soaks & cleans the cotton to ensure it evenly absorbs the dye.
Next Chreun dips the cleaned cotton into the heated dye by hand repeatedly (roughly 10+ times). She is photographed here standing over the kilm.
Now Chreun leaves the cotton in the boiling dye for 3-4 hours. The length of time particially determines how rich the color will be!
Next Chreun hangs the cotton to dry for 1 full day before preparing to send it off (via tuktuk) to our weavers!