Just in time for cooler weather. A beautiful addition to your sofa for naps or take along to a local winery, brewery, restaurant or your own backyard or balcony. This custom designed and woven throw is large enough to wrap up in but light enough to carry easily. Different twill patterns and variegated yarns make each of the 50 throws unique, but of a family. Hand twisted fringes and fulling will keep the throw looking great for years. Gift worthy, it comes in a box with Chesapeake Fibershed product checklist.
Because of the hand work to finish the fringes and full, we will sell throws as they are available plus you can pre-order for different ship dates as we estimate we can have them ready.
Size: 45" by 75"
Weight: 1 pound, 10 ounces
100% wool from sheep in the Chesapeake Fibershed: 50% North Country Cheviot, 47% Romney and 3% mohair.
Primarily undyed white and natural color wool, about 15% of the fibers were dyed in the wool with weak acid dyes to create a variegated yarn that gives the throws such a distinctive and unique undulating pattern.
Woven by Peggy Hart of Bedfellows Blankets in Massachusetts on old industrial looms with 16 harnesses. Different twill patterns give the throws lovely drape.
Hand twisted fringes and fulling will stay good looking through the years
$ 31.00 $ 0.00
The Livestock Conservancy has an initiative to promote working with wool from their 22 sheep breeds on the Conservation Priority List. Simply use at least 4 ounces of wool from a rare breed in your project. You can use multiple wools in a single project. Receive coupons and gift certificates (from the Livestock Conservancy) after you finish projects using wool from 5, 10 and 15 different breeds.
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Solitude Wool currently has yarn, roving and or washed fleece from 6 of the breeds. This program continues for another year plus, and we will look to add new products from the conservation list...check back every once in awhile.
as of 9/2020:
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