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How much time does it take to make a Felt Ball Rug?

Many customers are interested to find out the time that it takes to manufacture a rug. Here is a complete list with different sizes on how many days it exactly takes to make a rug after you place an order.

Round Rugs
For: Rugs with ball size 2 cm to 2.5 cm
Sizes of Rugs Quantity (each) Working Days
20 cm to 30 cm upto 10 10
11 to 100 15
101 to 500 25
501 to 1000 30
1001 and above 30 + 2 additional days for each 100 pcs
31 cm to 50 cm upto 5 10
6 to 25 15
26 to 50 20
51 to 100 25
101 and above 30 + 5 additional days for each 50 pcs
50 cm to 80 cm upto 5 10
6 to 15 15
16 to 40 20
41 to 60 25
61 to 100 30
101 and above 30 + 10 additional days for each 50 pcs
81 cm to 110 cm upto 5 20
6 to 10 25
11 to 20 30
21 to 40 40
41 to 70 50
71 to 100 60
101 and above 60 + 10 additional days for each 20 pcs
111 cm to 150 cm upto 5 20
6 to 10 28
11 to 20 35
21 to 40 50
41 to 70 65
71 to 100 80
101 and above 80 + 10 additional days for each 15 pcs
151 cm to 200 cm upto 3 20
4 to 8 30
9 to 20 50
21 to 40 70
41 to 70 90
71 and above 90 + 10 additional days for each 10 pcs
201 cm to 250 cm upto 3 30
4 to 6 35
7 to 10 45
11 to 15 55
16 to 20 65
21 and above 65 + 10 additional days for each 5 pcs
251 cm to 300 cm upto 2 30
3 to 5 40
5 to 10 50
10 and above 50 + 10 additional days for each 5 pcs
Rectangular Rugs
For: Rugs with ball size 2 cm to 2.5 cm
Sizes of Rugs Quantity (each) Working Days
Upto 1000 square cms upto 10 10
11 to 100 15
101 to 500 25
501 to 1000 30
1001 and above 30 + 2 additional days for each 100 pcs
Upto 2000 square cms upto 5 10
6 to 25 15
26 to 50 20
51 to 100 25
101 and above 30 + 5 additional days for each 50 pcs
Upto 5000 square cms upto 5 10
6 to 15 15
16 to 40 20
41 to 60 25
61 to 100 30
101 and above 30 + 10 additional days for each 50 pcs
Upto 9000 square cms upto 5 20
6 to 10 25
11 to 20 30
21 to 40 40
41 to 70 50
71 to 100 60
101 and above 60 + 10 additional days for each 20 pcs
Upto 15000 square cms upto 5 20
6 to 10 28
11 to 20 35
21 to 40 50
41 to 70 65
71 to 100 80
101 and above 80 + 10 additional days for each 20 pcs
Upto 30000 square cms upto 3 20
4 to 8 30
9 to 20 50
21 to 40 70
41 to 70 90
71 and above 90 + 10 additional days for each 15 pcs
Upto 50000 square cms upto 3 30
4 to 6 35
7 to 10 45
11 to 15 55
16 to 20 65
21 and above 65 + 10 additional days for each 5 pcs
Upto 60000 square cms upto 2 30
3 to 5 40
5 to 10 50
10 and above 50 + 10 additional days for each 5 pcs
Round Coasters
For: Rugs with ball size 2 cm to 2.5 cm
Sizes of Rugs Quantity (each) Working Days
10 cm upto 100 15
101 to 500 30
501 to 1000 40
1000 and above 40 + 5 additional days for each 200 pcs
20 cm upto 50 20
51 to 100 35
101 and above 35 + 10 additional days for each 100 pcs
30 cm upto 10 20
11 to 50 30
51 to 100 45
101 and above 45 + 10 additional days for each 50 pcs
Rectangular Coasters
For: Rugs with ball size 2 cm to 2.5 cm
Sizes of Rugs Quantity (each) Working Days
Upto 100 square cms upto 100 15
101 to 500 30
501 to 1000 40
1000 and above 40 + 5 additional days for each 200 pcs
Upto 4000 square cms upto 50 20
51 to 100 35
101 and above 35 + 10 additional days for each 100 pcs
Upto 9000 square cms upto 10 20
11 to 50 30
51 to 100 45
101 and above 45 + 10 additional days for each 50 pcs

For further inquiries, please mail us to sales@subhasagun.com.

Weight/Country Based Shipping Charge – Best for multiple country business

One of the challenges, that a seller face while selling abroad is in adding shipping costs. Many companies simplify it by adding a flat shipping rate, which is, of course, the highest charge among all the countries, that a company offers to ship too. That being said, the customer from the country that is nearby and has very least shipping cost had to pay the same price as the customer from the farthest region where shipping is much expensive. That would be really unfair for the people, who are located in the region where the shipping charge should be actually 2 to 3 times lesser than they actually pay.

To balance this, we have implemented a weight/country-based shipping system. In this, all the countries where we sell are divided into various zones. The shipping cost is same in each zone while that vary with different zones. For example, Zone A may contain Australia, France, Denmark, etc. whereas Zone B may contain USA, UK, Sweden, etc. This will justify the uneven shipping price as a customer of Zone A would pay different shipping than that of B, where the cost of products remains the same. Below is an illustration of the shipping process.

Weight/Country Based Shipping

Yak Wool, Cashmere and Pashmina

Shubha Sagun Wool Handicraft Industries now sells Yak Wool, Cashmere and Pashmina Items that are available in various sizes and patterns. The items come in both synthesized and Natural (pure) form. A brief description of the items is presented below;

Yak Wool Items: 

Yak wool items include the products made with Acrylic (80 % to 90 %) mixed with Yak wool (10 % to 20 %). This items come up in various sizes and shapes;

Acrylic Mix-Yak Wool Items Rate List
S.N. Description MOQ (Each) Rate (in USD)
1 Yak Wool Blanket 112 cm x 225 cm (45″ x 90 “) 50 11.65
300 11.19
500 10.79
2 Yak Wool Shawl 77.5 cm x 180 cm (31″ x 72″) 50 7.45
300 7.13
500 6.82
3 Yak Wool Scarf 30 cm x 140 cm
(12″ x 56″)
100 3.55
300 3.29
500 3.08

Cheap Cashmere Items: 

Cashmere items include the products made with Acrylic (80 % to 90 %) mixed with Cashmere (10 % to 20 %). This items come up in various sizes and shapes;

Acrylic Mix-Cashmere Items Rate List
S.N. Description MOQ (Each) Rate (in USD)
1 Acrylic Cashmere Shawl 70 cm x 200 cm (28″ x 80″)
– Number of Ply – 6
50 15.05
300 14.51
500 13.97
2 Acrylic Cashmere Shawl 70 cm x 200 cm (28″ x 80″)
– Number of Ply – 4
50 11.50
300 11.06
500 10.63
3 Acrylic Cashmere Shawl 70 cm x 200 cm (28″ x 80″)
– Number of Ply – 2
50 10.15
300 9.75
500 9.36

Pure Pashmina: 

Pashmina in it’s purest form comes in all colors and designs. It is made up of upto 90 % pashmina and 10 % various wool. The price of pashmina shawl we sell is listed below;

Pure Pashmina Shawl
S.N. Description MOQ (Each) Rate (in USD)
1 Pure Pashmina Shawl 70 cm x 200 cm (28″ x 80 “) 50 43.75
300 42.33
500 41.00

How to make felt ball rugs?

All about Felt ball Rugs:

Felt ball rugs, also called mats/carpets are the special type of rugs in which Felt balls of same (or different) sizes are stitched together to prepare a seating material. Nowadays, this item is modified to form couches, bean bags and other custom materials. For felt ball rugs preparation, the essential items are Felt balls of required sizes and colors (ranging from 5 mm to 50 mm) , strong thread and Needle (easy stuffs, isn’t it?).

What is Felt?

Well again, since the mandatory item is felt (wool felt) it is quite necessary to have some information about felt. Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can be of any color, and made into any shape or size.

Making of Felt balls:

Preparation/making of felt balls is quite interesting task which is made using dry felt, soap and water and processed through the simple technique of hand roll pressing. First of all, we take the estimated amount of dry wool-already dyed in hand. Estimation of wool is different according to the size of balls to be prepared. For example, the ball of size 20 mm requires nearly 2/3rd in the amount when compressed. The rolled and compressed wool is then dipped (soaked, water stays easily) in soap water solution. The water may be warm or cold (best in warm water). Then the wool is rolled in palms with slight pressing in circular motion of the hand, balancing the roundness (that’s just technique to keep roundness balanced and wool fibers to catch each other firmly). Finally, the roll becomes to stiffens and starts to come in it’s size. The time of preparation of felt ball depends upon the hand & experience (from 1 to 10 minutes). Finally, the wool roll turns into the perfect round balls.

After the felt balls come into its actual shape and hardness, they should be dried in hydro machine through continuous washing in hot water. Drying them in sun for appropriate (sufficient but not extreme) time adds the shine in them. Finally the wonderful felt balls are ready now. Congrats!!

 

Making Felt ball Rugs:

For making felt ball rugs, take felt balls in appropriate size, colors and amount, needle. For more information on color combination, visit: choosing best combination of colors for felt ball rugs. The color chart of Subha Sagun Felt Handicrafts Ind. can be downloaded from here.

The video tutorial showing the stepwise process of felt ball rugs can be viewed in the video below;

Woolen Felt Balls Manufacturing Process

Wool is the only raw material which is used to make felt balls. Though wool is Sheeps for woolcommon material around the globe, the one we use is from New Zealand or Australia. The wool is from Sheep and is extracted without harming the animal. It is in the natural state (i.e. white to beige colored fibers in bulk). The wool thus produced is imported to Nepal.

The imported wool is in a form of cube weighing up to 500 kg. It is then processed through carding in a carding industry. The wool is thus converted to white wool or other natural forms in a roll of half kg. The white wool rolls are then weighed and dyed in the required color in the dyeing industry.

Dyed wool is then received in the factory for making woolen felt handicrafts. It is in the wet state, so it needs to be dried in sun for a day. The dry wool is sorted and stored in Storeroom.

Now, the work begins.

After receiving the orders, we calculate the amount of wool required to manufacture the desired amount of balls. The wool roll is converted into small balls.

Material Required:

Wool,     Water,        Soap,            Net,             Wood Plank

 

Process:

The wool-roll is divided into several small stripe with the help of fingers. It is then Beige Natural Wool Felt Ballswarped into small spherical pieces, around 25 % larger than the required size of balls. The warped spheres are then soaked into soap and water. After a while, it is taken out and placed in a rough surface and slowly moved in a rotary motion by a wooden plank. The balls are continuously checked for firmness and size. The pressure and speed is gradually increased so that the sphere is tightened to give a ball.

Felt Balls thus obtained is washed and soaked in a hydro machine. The moisture content is reduced by over 90% and remaining moisture is dried in sun. Hence, woolen felt ball is finally prepared.

 

How are we different from other companies?

Shubha Sagun is a wool handicraft industry located in the lap of Himalaya. As other similar companies, we manufacture woolen felt balls, felt ball rugs, baskets, toys, dog house, cat house, Christmas decoration and many other felted, needled and sewed items.

The work and items are same, so, how are we different?

Below are some points to describe our specialities:

  1. Long felting experience: It has been 10 years since we started felting. So, we have a experienced set of working people including adequate supervisors and managers.
  2. Raw Material: The only raw material we use is wool. Unlike many other companies which use cotton and other fabrics inside the balls, we only use wool, imported from New Zealand and Australia. The wool quality is well to be praised.
  3. Product Quality: The first and foremost concern of our company is a high quality product. For this, we have continuous supervision from wool dyeing, ball manufacturing and rugs making process. The balls are firm and compact and we have unique set of sewing techniques.

Shubha Sagun Wool Handicraft Industries- Introduction

Shubha Sagun Wool Handicraft Industries, established in 2007 A.D is a company working in manufacturing and exporting quality wool felt handicrafts from Nepal. We are located in the capital of Himalayan country, Nepal. The only international airport of the country is 8 k.m. far from us.

As of now, there are 51 producers, 3 supervisors and other managerial staffs to support and manage the work. In the country of diversity in case of geography and ethnicity, we are able to accomodate people from variable communities.

We export our product to different countries in Europe, Australia, America and Asia continents. It is a thing of immense pleasure that we have a huge frequency of repeating customers.

The first and foremost concern of Shubha Sagun Wool Handicraft Industries is quality, due to which we are into existence with a good relation with some nice companies in different parts of the globe. Another important thing about us is a team of experienced employees who work hard to give a perfectly finished output. Our supervisors and managers govern their work to meet perfection.

felt ball rug

Majority (about 95 %) of workers in the company are women. Involvement of women in production level to decision making level; in the country where gender inequality is still dominant has somehow helped to balance the situation. They are well paid with decent salaries, bonuses and served with parties and picnic twice a year. The company is strictly against the child labors and working to enhance the income of Nepalese women through skill generating activities.

making felt ball carpet
making felt ball rug

Apart from the office works, women are enrolled in different activities together. We organize a teez (festival in Nepal) party, Picnic program, Monthly talk programs, etc to enhance the experiences of women. We all are like a happy family together working with each other, working for each other.

Teej Special Program in Shubha Sagun Wool Handicraft Industries

Teej, is one of the greatest festival of Nepalese women, especially of Hindu community. The festival carries great importance as women take is at one of the moment to share their happiness and grief with their friends. Their annual experiences were expressed through songs which enhances to create the emotional environment.

Feltmakers
Women (employee) of company gather on office premise to celebrate teej festival together.

Owing to the fact that 98 % of our manpower are women, we organize teej special program every year in our office. These two are the glimpses from the program.

woolen felt workers enjoying teej
Ladies from Shubha Sagun Dance in Teej