ace&jig is a textile love story.

we design and create all our own yarn dye woven textiles, working intimately with artisan weavers in india. our textiles spark joy!

scissors with fabric strings on a spool
animation of artisan weaver working two hands holding raw cotton and plant
rolls of sprakly gold and blue string on spools wooden manufacturing equipment
woman holding a ball of organic cotton animation of machines weaving sparkly strings

our textiles all begin as raw cotton. from there we work with a dyer who is a bit of a magician. he mixes multiple dyes and is able to get the exact shade we ask for the first time, without even measuring. these dyed skeins of fiber are dried in the sun, and wound on a wheel concocted out of an old bicycle.

animation of hand flipping through a swatch book photo of hand next to a swatch book
two women from India working in a textile factory man comparing dyed fabric to swatches
barrels of natural dye sitting outdoors
woman holding a finished fabric swatch closeup image of strings sitting on a loom

then the painstaking warping process begins. we start by making small weavings called handlooms, tweaking color, texture, pattern, and handfeel until we get the fabric just right. it's only once we look at the textile and get that magical feeling that we pass the final designs on to larger autolooms for production.

closeup of strings rotating on a machine
freshly dyed string hanging out to dry outdoors
three women working in the ace and jig textile factory in India