Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Simplicity of Thanks

As the pace of late November quickens we are bombarded by the scourge of American consumerism. Giant stores open earlier and earlier in the wee hours of the morning to offer us the opportunity to get our holiday shopping done at amazingly low prices. Electronics, plastic toys and games from other countries will line the […]

Win a Swans Island hand-loomed blanket

With our Holiday Heirloom Giveaway, we’re sharing the warmth of this season and extending it throughout the year. All you have to do is buy any Swans Island woolen product*, from organic merino throws to natural-dye yarns, between November 15 and December 15 for your chance to win one of our hand-loomed summer-weight blankets. Like […]

Excess Warp….the Mother of Invention

Our biggest loom is warped specifically for weaving our Winter blankets, a laborious double weave pattern which results in a thick, lofty warm blanket.  Once a year, it is warped with Indigo yarn to weave our coveted Winter solid Indigo blankets, which happens to be right now. This time however, when the Winter Indigo weft […]