Monthly Archives: February 2011

Removing Throws from the Loom

What Happens to Finished Woven Throws? We’re not kidding when we say “at Swans Island almost everything is done by hand.” Earlier this week I watched an example of this that gets little notice, but deserves attention: how woven throws are removed from the loom. In this photo, you see Noreen and Mary Ellen working in tandem […]

Meet Becca, Swans Island Weaver

Behind every wonderful Swans Island blanket is a talented artisan. For over two years, weaver Becca Johnson has been weaving all of our scarves, wraps, baby blankets and many of our throws on a 72” loom. Originally from Newport, R.I., Becca studied at RISD and settled with her husband and two kids in Camden Maine. In addition to loving […]