After transferring the models designed by "Otherways" on a graph paper, one of Kathmandu's eminent master cards creates manually punched cards, each corresponding to a part of the design. He drilled multiple holes in the cards, numbering about 1,300 for an "Otherways" blanket, in several rows and lacing them together in a continuous sequence. The loom is controlled by this chain of punched cards, which programs the faithful reproduction of the original artistic bias.
Implementation of the Jacquard loom by an experienced weaver requires two weeks of full-time work. The mechanics, placed above the loom, will read on the programming the drawing to be executed. The arrangement of the holes will therefore determine the shape of the final pattern. The ropes, or arches, connected to the warp yarns, will be lifted by hooks selected by needles according to whether or not they will meet the perforations of the cards. Each blow of the loom will turn the prism of the mechanics and present a new card.
The Jacquard loom is essential for the manufacture of models composed of varied and complex patterns. Its mastery requires skill, ability, care and patience from the weaver who controls the operation himself. It takes between two and three days to get a "Otherways" jacquard blanket.