Yearly Archives: 2011

Swans Island on Apartment Therapy

 The folks at Apartment Therapy have a wonderful lineup for their 2011 Holiday Giveaway, running now until December 18. Included in their December 8 through December 11 giveaway is our very own Swans Island throw. We’re fans of Apartment Therapy, an interior design website that provides resources for savvy dwellers who want good, affordable design. Our Swans Island grey-with-indigo striped […]

J. Crew’s Best of the Best

We’re back from our long, snowy holiday weekend, which was filled with family, friends and enough food for weeks’ worth of leftovers. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too. Our friends at J.Crew, who just received a lovely write up in The New York Times Magazine’s “Site To Be Seen” column, just put out their Best of the Best gift […]

Holiday Gift Knits

Knitters look forward to winter not just for the cold weather, so perfect for knitting and bundling up, but because it provides ample opportunities to knit gifts for friends and loved ones. Here are a few of our picks for holiday knit gifts from the 2011 Swans Island pattern collection.  With the exception of the Mark […]

The Wilder Things explores Levi’s – Swans Island Collaboration

Our good friend Charlotte Wilder sat down with our creative director, Susan Williams, to talk about Swans Island‘s recent collaboration with Levi’s.  The collaboration was for Levi’s Made Here series, a project that puts the spotlight on hand-made goods, crafts and apparel made right here in America. You can check out Charlotte’s write-up about the Levi’s-Swans Island collaboration on her […]

Tastemakers Choose Swans Island

Swans Island is highlighted by two tastemakers this month. Maine Magazine‘s November/December issue includes our blanket in the Maine Holiday Gift Guide. And Down East Magazine features an exclusive cover story in which Martha Stewart talks about the Maine mystique and lists her favorite things to do, see and eat when she’s in Maine.  When asked what Maine has come […]

Swans Island Takes Manhattan

The New York Times featured an article about furniture designer Tyler Hays and his admiration for antique fabrics and wool blankets.  We love BDDW, Tyler’s high end furniture store in New York, and we appreciate the high quality of craft and timelessness of design.  Needless to say we were excited that Swans Island was one of several blanket companies […]