Lately we’ve been pleased to note the return of an old-school staple: hardy wool blankets, the sort an English grandmother would have on every bed, back from the blanket chest. In hues of olive, rust, and black, and a variety of tartans, checks, and traditional Welsh patterns, they suit cottages and streamlined interiors alike. Take a look at a few favorite sightings.
Much more on wool blankets, and their care and keeping, here:
- Expert Advice: How to Clean Woolen Blankets, 5 Tips
- Welsh Coast: Traditional Wool Blankets in Unexpected Palettes from Melin Tregwynt
- Into the Wild: Evangeline Linens in Portland, Maine
Frequently asked questions
What are vintage patterned wool blankets?
Vintage patterned wool blankets are blankets that were produced in the past and feature intricate patterns on a woolen fabric.
Why are vintage patterned wool blankets a trend?
Vintage patterned wool blankets have a timeless appeal and can add a cozy and warm touch to any space.
Where can I find vintage patterned wool blankets?
You can find vintage patterned wool blankets at thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, and online marketplaces like Etsy.
How can I use vintage patterned wool blankets in my home?
You can use vintage patterned wool blankets as throws on a sofa or bed, as tablecloths or runners, or even as wall hangings.
Are vintage patterned wool blankets expensive?
The cost of vintage patterned wool blankets can vary depending on their condition, rarity, and age. Some may be affordable, while others may be expensive.
Can vintage patterned wool blankets be washed?
It's best to follow the care instructions on the blanket's label. If there is no label, hand-washing in cold water and laying flat to dry is usually safe.
What are some popular vintage wool blanket brands?
Some popular vintage wool blanket brands include Hudson Bay, Pendleton, and Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Can vintage patterned wool blankets be used year-round?
Yes, wool blankets can be used year-round as they provide warmth in colder months and also can be used as a decorative element in warmer months.