Merino wool and alpaca blanket handwoven in loom.
These blankets are very soft and pleasant to use. We have handwoven them with natural merino wool and natural alpaca or dyed, so that we feel warm and help us to keep warm while we rest. They are breathable and comfortable. The alpaca gives them an extra quality and softness.
They are very versatile blankets that can be combined with many different decoration styles, for a sofa, an armchair, a bed ... And they can be combined with cushions.
The fabric is of medium density and has a high heat capacity.
We have woven these blankets by hand with an elaborate twill variant technique, to create a textured, striking and different weave with geometric lines. After all its finishes we have brushed it to make it even softer and smoother. The fringes are short, with a handmade hemstitch work on the loom, to give it a different and quality finish
Wool is a fibre obtained from sheep's hair. There are different types of wool depending on the race of the sheep, the best quality being that of the Merino sheep. It is a very soft, flexible, breathable and warm wool that retains its colour very well.
The Alpaca is native to the Andes, Peru. It is an exquisite fibre, with a series of characteristics that give it exceptional quality, it is very soft, very warm, thermo-regulating, does not retain odours, and its structure with hardly any flakes means that it does not feel like it's slipping. The alpaca pieces bring a lot of heat and weigh little, they are very pleasant to wear.
Fibers: 40% merino wool 60% alpaca
Measurements: 95 cm x 195 cm.
Warp color / weft: Natural base woven in natural or dyed colors.
Finishes: Finishes: Hand-stitched hemstitch on the first and last threads so that the fabric does not fall apart and separates and holds the fringes. Hand-picked weft thread splices on the selvedges. Hand washed, steam ironed and brushed for extra quality, softness and durability.
Washing: hand wash, with neutral detergent and cold water.
Laying: roll a towel around the clothesline holding it with two clips and hang the piece vertically so that it does not leave a mark and, if necessary, facilitates ironing.
Ironing: it does not take special care, in general the temperature indicated by your iron for wool. Looks good without ironing.
Presented in a cotton bag to keep it always impeccable.
COMMON FEATURES IN OUR SUSTAINABLE LUXURY FABRICS.
This piece is unique, designed and handwoven by us on a manual wooden artisan loom, moved by our hands and feet, we weave it strand by strand, with the best quality natural fiber, the best to wear or use in contact with your skin and we take care of all the details so that you have a piece, timeless, durable and of high quality.
All its finishes are made by hand. It does not have knots in the warp (vertical threads) nor in the weft (horizontal threads). The weft splices are collected by hand in the selvedges with a needle, achieving a more complete and better quality finish.
We wash it by hand with natural soap, to verify the quality of the fiber, the dyeing if it has it and take its final measurement, something essential for us, all the pieces woven on the artisan loom shrink in their first wash because the fibers are repositioned (This is only done in the first wash, then they do not shrink any more). And then we iron it by hand with steam so that once it is finished, you can appreciate all its qualities.
Ana y Francis, Tejedores-Handwoven. We hope you enjoy it.
Handmade in Orcera, Jaén, Andalusia, Spain.