Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Wedding Blanket

A big fan of Cariboo Handwoven bought a wool blanket in January for her son and daughter-in-law for their wedding in late April. She and I met for lunch and had a lovely time, and I delivered the blanket then at the restaurant table.

I remembered the date coming and wished her well before. A few weeks later, I learned that everything went off without a hitch and it was a lovely wedding and wonderful family celebration.

I couldn't help but wonder how the blanket was received - well, this couldn't be nicer to hear:
I wanted to let you know that the blanket was a huge hit - apparently the ones I have here have been secretly coveted (I admit having suspected as much). It will enjoy pride of place in their home for many years to come.  
Thank you for the care and talent you put into your art. 
Best wishes to the new couple!

Friday, 10 May 2019

Six New Wool Blankets

I usually weave wool blankets through the year and I finished my latest batch in March. Now they're all fringed and ready to go; one has even sold already. This batch has a very simple pattern of a wide centre stripe in charcoal flanked in light grey, with wide white edges.

Cariboo Handwoven wool blankets are really my classics. They are beautiful in the home, cozy and warm for reading or watching a movie, and they last for years and years - decades, I would say. At this time of year, people looking for grad and retirement gifts might find one here that could suit their needs.

Here they are, the first two with handspun wool with the sheep's name added:

253 | 100% wool (50% handspun from "Dimayo") | 172 cm x 132 cm (67.5" x 52") | Sold

253 Detail

254 | 100% wool (50% handspun from "Coco") | 178 cm x 135 cm (70" x 53") | Sold

255 | 100% wool | 179 cm x 127 cm (70.5" x 50") | Sold

256 | 100% wool | 180 cm x 125 cm (71" x 49") | Sold

257 | 100% wool | Sold at Handmade in the Cariboo

258 | 100% wool | 200 cm x 123 cm (79" x 48.5") | Sold

Let me know if you're interested in any of these blankets!