How Woven Wood Blinds Are Made

At SmartWings, we are proud to offer woven wood blinds as a smart blinds option. Before you purchase a product from Smart Wings, it’s important to understand how the blinds are made and what they are made of. Not only is it fascinating information, it may help you when making your decision on what smart blinds are right for you.  

The process of making woven wood blinds is intricate from start to finish, and there are a lot of steps to cover starting from when the hemp plant that is used is harvested. So, let’s look at how the materials are collected and how woven wood blinds are made.  

Raw Material Screening - Hemp Plant

One of the raw materials used for woven wood blinds is hemp. The growth height of all natural hemp products is around 2 meters, but for woven wood they only need to be around 1.5 meters after the bearing and the root are removed. The bearing is usually too thin to use and the root is too thick, so removing them is the best option for making woven wood. The removal step will also keep the fabric color consistent. 

Hand Knotted Raw Materials - Flax Skin

Another product used in woven wood is flax skin. The conventional length for fabric width is 2.44 meters, and typically the screened flax skin won’t be that long so it must be hand tied together to create the proper length. The hand knotted technique gives wood woven Roman curtains the distinct lighting that you see where the shadows are cast as natural light is still allowed in through the curtain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. 

Raw Material Dyeing and Natural Drying 

The different natural products used in woven wood curtains grow during different times of the year in different climates, so they need to be stored differently to avoid chromatic aberration that can result in the finished woven wood shades. To avoid any kind of color diffusion, the process must pay attention to boil color, bleach and the natural air it is drying in. 

Finished Fabrics Hand Woven 

Woven wood cannot be mass produced, as they are mainly made of knotted jute and bamboo. The texture of the fabric and the unique design sense of the flower plate must remain intact for it to be considered woven wood. Large-scale weaving machines cannot create the design on their own, and it can only be done with the traditional “semi-machine and semi-manual” technique.  

Process Details

1. Window Curtain Production 

All woven wood Roman curtain heads are added with interlining, and the advantage lies in the effective occlusion of the track and system parts of the light shadows. The bottom of the curtain head and the bottom of the curtain body are added with a heavy rod to ensure that the head and body fall straight down for the woven wood curtains. 

2. Bag Edge Cloth Production 

Wrapping edge cloth size is decided according to the material used with a conventional width size of 1.5cm. The reverse side of all wrapping edge cloth is attached with adhesive lining. This is done to ensure that the woven wood curtains hang straight when applied to window fixtures. 

Features of Woven Wood Blinds and Care Tips

  1. Woven woods blinds are made from a variety of materials such as natural hemp, grass, reed, and bamboo. Sometimes other products such as metal wire, glass beads, chemical fiber, and other non-natural materials must be used in woven wood blinds. The spiritual natural materials used contribute to the natural appearance of the woven wood. 
  2. The color of the woven wood product with the same material may be slightly different from the sample due to the difference of origin, growing year and climate, harvesting and storage time of natural materials. 
  3. The same batch of materials can have slightly different colors due to different light and nutrients in the growth process. 
  4. The natural materials of woven wood blinds are processed by hand, and the thickness of each material is different, which fully reflects the power and wisdom of the working people who hand make woven wood blinds. 
  5. Once the woven wood curtains are installed, the length will change slightly because of the weight of the curtain itself. Woven wood blinds can typically extend 1-2cm and this is perfectly normal. 
  6. When two or more different materials are woven together, the fabric will be uneven due to the different shrinkage ratios of the materials, this is also normal. 
  7. When reed pieces are added to woven wood blinds, there will be obvious differences between positive and negative colors due to the reeds, and there will be small cracks in the middle of some of the reed pieces. If the woven wood is made from a combination of flax and reed, the weft contraction of the two is different and the reed is cut and laid together, which is in accordance with the design of nature. 
  8. Woven wood blinds are made of natural material, so after some time they will start to change color due to sun exposure or the habits of the user. 
  9. Do not machine wash your woven wood blinds. 
  10. To clean woven wood blinds, use a feather duster or vacuum cleaner. 
  11. If you get dirt on your woven wood blinds, use a toothbrush or wet towel with a neutral cleaning agent and let them air dry in the shade. Do not let them dry in the sun as it can damage them. 

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