Yearly Archives: 2013

Behind the Scenes: At the Spinnery

I recently had the privledge of visiting two of New England’s wool spinneries, S & D spinning mill in Milbury, Massachusetts and Jagger Brothers spinnery in Springvale, Maine.  I just love New England’s textlle history, from cordage plants to dyehouses, spinneries and weaving mills.  Sadly, few of these mills still exist today, but a few […]

Behind the Scenes: Finishing Room

Swans Island Blanket in the Finishing Room In our weaving studio we have 4 looms that produce all our wovens: the classic Swans Island blanket, available in both Summer and Winter weights, throws, baby blankets, scarves and wraps. The wovens are cut off the loom in a large roll containing many pieces.

My Katahdin

I have always loved the outdoors and as a child had many wonderful experiences camping in northern Maine, in the shadow of Mount Katahdin. The mountain can be viewed for miles and is a beautiful spectacle whatever the season. I would stare at Katahdin as I was fishing, gathering firewood or falling asleep under the […]

Spring

Welcome Spring! It would seem that Spring has finally sprung here in the Northeast. We are always inspired by the natural palette that exists around us, and with that in mind, have been hard at work developing the color line for our new almost-in-stores yarn, Eco-wash. We are really excited about this yarn, it is […]

A little more on Indigo

In honor of our Limited Edition Indigo Breeze throw, we wanted to share a little about the process of indigo dyeing. Indigo has a long tradition of providing deep, rich blue shades to every aspect of the textile industry. It is unique in the natural dye world, as it’s pigment is insoluble in water and […]

The Indigo Breeze Throw

The inspiration for this limited-edition woven throw came from two observations made several years ago: First, hand dyeing with natural dyes in a vat lends itself to producing a resist mark, a place where the dye does not take. Second, resist dyeing, such as that being done by Rowland Ricketts, has a long, proud tradition […]