Are woven wool blankets from yesteryear having a moment? We hope so. We first posted on Melin Tregwynt, the Welsh woven tapestry blankets woven in a “small white-washed woolen mill” on the Pembrokeshire coast, way back in Remodelista’s first year (see Accessories: Melin Tregwynt Welsh Tapestry Blankets). But it seems the blankets might be having a renaissance: we’ve spotted them in the fall collections of several online purveyors, from English shops Another Country and Rowen & Wren to CB2. Though the blankets’ tradition dates to 1912, when the mill opened, the palettes feel rich but unexpected for fall 2018: ochres with blues and pale pinks with olive. Have a look at a few favorites.
Kinmel Blankets, “inspired by the story of the pioneers from Wales who settled in South America 150 years ago to create Patagonia,” are woven of lambswool and are available in blue/green (at left in the photograph above) and grey (at right) via Rowen & Wren. They’re also reversible, and are £146 each.
N.B.: Melin Tregwynt has many more options if you buy direct; take a look.
More woven goods and woolens for colder weather (and how to care for them):
- Expert Advice: How to Clean Woolen Blankets, 5 Tips
- 10 Easy Pieces: Camp Blankets
- Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine