The “Helene” Blanket

I’ve added this to the Blanket and Home Goods page already, but I love this thing so much I had to give it its own post. This is the “Helene” Blanket. A moody mix of purples, green, blue and a dash of pink. Mysterious, happy, comforting. It’s plain weave, which I love. It is underrated as a draft, but sometimes you just want to let the fibre and colour do the talking for you, you know?

This is one of those times when I wish I could keep what I make, but it was a commission and I have to let it go.

It’s 100% merino wool from Mineville Wool Project, three different kinds: a lovely 4 ply, a dk weight, and a 1 ply chunky.  All of it lovely, all of it machine washable. All of it soft and velvety, cool to the touch but so warm in a blanket. The piece itself 40″ x 88″ with fringe – more than wide and long enough to binge-watch a whole lot of Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, and Marvel superhero movies with one’s sweetie.

Midline, the Helene

Midline, the Helene

I don’t usually let the cat do this - the blanket is for a cat-lover so I let her do it this once.

I don’t usually let the cat do this – the blanket is for a cat-lover so I let her do it this once.

Soft, warm, and cozy.

Soft, warm, and cozy.

Random stripes of colour warp, and weft with vareigated purples in two different weights

Random stripes of colour warp, and weft with vareigated purples in two different weights

Hugo

There will be, I hope, a warm little boy named Hugo snuggled in this blanket very soon. The draft is a nice one, called “Wall of Troy” and can follow little Hugo from baby-hood to adulthood, as a keepsake.

This blanket is 35×43, with tightly knotted 2-inch fringe that won’t catch little baby fingers.  It is machine wash- and dryable. Custom orders welcome.

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Random moments, captured. 

Today I realized just how happy I am here in the BWCo. weavery.

These are tiny moments from the past 24 hours – I’m counting my blessings.

Quiet moments

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Hugo’s Wall of Troy


Shiny moments

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Sylvia’s Peacock Beads

Glowing moments

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Last night’s  sunset, viewed from the weavery. 

Galleries!

The site now has separate pages, organized by type of work. If you look to the top menu, you will see tabs for scarves,  shawls, blankets, etc. What I do isn’t  limited to those things, but it will give you an idea of what Berwick Weaving Co. can do.

Please look through the galleries, and start thinking of what gifts you would like made for yourself, or loved ones.

an empty loom makes my fingers itchy

an empty loom makes my fingers itchy