This gorgeous handwoven throw blanket is an heirloom worth snuggling under. It features a large asymmetrical stripes across the full width of the blanket, plus inlaid squares of a textured stars design on top of faded colors of purple, blue and teal. The blanket is warm, soft, and breathable. It is also durable and machine washable, because life is too short for anything else! This blanket is approximately 70"x70", and includes a center seam where two panels have been stitched together.
This blanket can also be mounted and hung as wall art. The mounting is made from poplar wood stained walnut and connected with flush screws. On the back it has two hang points for easy leveling. It was featured in a solo show of my work at the Liberty Arts Little Gallery.
About all my items:
This item was handwoven by me on a floor loom, mechanically identical to ones used in the 1800s. The art of weaving is considered one of the oldest technologies in the world, and the fundamentals have changed very little in that time. Each item is constructed entirely by me, and begins its journey as loose thread eventually transformed into whole cloth. Every strand of yarn is carefully threaded into the loom, and every inch of fabric is created by building one thread on the next, interweaving them to create intricate patterns. I love weaving precisely because of how tactile it is, and how much time I get to spend touching the yarn and enjoying the colors. Because of this, every textile I weave is a pleasure to touch and look at, and is a unique creation that represents hours of a labor of love, years of study and practice, and centuries of culture and technology.