Wednesday, 28 June 2017

More Cotton Blankets for Summer

This is the time of year to laze in the shade, enjoy the long days with their early mornings and late evenings, and weave with cotton. After my last batch of eight big cotton blankets, I soon warped the loom for more. They are hemmed, can be machine washed and dried, and are useful in summer - both outdoors and in.

Here are six of the latest cotton blankets:

C303 | 100% cotton | 190 cm x 133 cm (75" x 52") | Sold

C304 | 100% cotton | 217 cm x 135 cm (85" x 53") - extra long | Sold

C305 | 100% cotton | 193 cm x 138 cm (76" x 54.5") | Sold

C306 | 100% cotton | 188 cm x 135 cm (74" x 53") | $170

C307 | 100% cotton | 192 cm x 135 cm (75.5" x 53") | Sold

C310 | 100% cotton | 155 cm x 135 cm (61" x 53") | $140

Interested in any?  Just let me know.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A New Georgian Bay Blanket

My latest presentation of new wool blankets omitted the last one which was waiting to be fringed and finished, but it is ready to show now. This one depicts the colours and scents of Georgian Bay, a special place for all my family as well as many Canadians and others.


The blanket's design emulates the blue waters with whitecaps, the grey rock with orange lichen, Georgian Bay's windswept white pines, and the deep blue sky and puffy clouds above.


SH187 | 100% wool | 175 cm x 127 cm (69" x 50") | Sold

SH187 Detail | Water and rock in the Georgian Bay blanket design

As with the other six blankets, the blanket's weave structure is lengthwise stripes of plain and advancing twill which give a nice contrast of distinct and wavy lines.

My Georgian Bay blankets and towels have been much-appreciated and admired in the time I've been making them. They remind the user of those special fragrances of the sun-warmed granite and white pines, and many carefree summer days.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shetland Wool Blankets in Browns with Colours

I've lost count of how many Shetland wool blankets I've woven but this latest project is probably somewhere in a batch in the twenties. These are my classic wool blankets and I love designing, weaving and finishing them. This project incorporated wide lengthwise stripes of regular and advancing twills to produce contrasting straight and fuzzy-lined diamonds. After weaving, fringe twisting is a portable activity and two of these blankets accompanied me on some recent local travels.

One blanket of the six below (SH184) was woven with my handspun white wool, making it a little thicker than the others. Any of these blankets would make a really special wedding, grad or retirement gift.

Here they are:

SH183 | 100% wool | 170 cm x 127 cm (67" x 50") | $290

SH184 | 100% wool with approx. 50% handspun | 175 cm x 138 cm (69" x 54") | $375

SH185 | 100% wool | 168 cm x 127 cm (66" x 50") | $290

SH186 | 100% wool | 178 cm x 128 cm (70" x 50.5") | $290

SH188 | 100% wool | 186 cm x 125 cm (73" x 49") | $290

SH189 | 100% wool | 199 cm x 125 cm (77" x 49") | $290

As always ... let me know if you're interested in any of these and would like more information or photos.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Cotton Blankets for Summer

Eight new cotton blankets are ready to present. These are all large (except for the last one) and meant for lazy summer afternoons and evenings on the hammock or chaise lounge, through the night as light warmth, or year-round for wrapping up in. I love these blankets and so do many owners from what I often hear.

We have five in our household, and I washed them today and dried them on the line.


Sometimes a guest falls in love with one of my blankets and it leaves to a happy owner. That is a huge compliment. However, I can only let mine go that way, no one else's. ;-)

OK, here are the eight. They are all hemmed, and machine wash and dry. They are cozy and soft and last for years.

C295 | 100% cotton | 196 cm x 137 cm (77" x 54") | Sold

C296 | 100% cotton | 183 cm x 137 cm (72" x 54") | Sold

C297 | 100% cotton | 180 cm x 137 cm (71" x 54") | $170

C298 | 100% cotton | 188 cm x 136 cm (74" x 53.5") | $170

C299 | 100% cotton | 182 cm x 137 cm (71.5" x 54") | Sold

C300 | 100% cotton | 173 cm x 136 cm (68" x 53.5") | Sold

C301 | 100% cotton | 188 cm x 138 cm (74" x 54") | $170

C302 | 100% cotton | 132 cm x 132 cm (52" x 52") | $115

As always, let me know if you're interested in any of these blankets.