Monogramming at Swans Island Company

  Becky discovered embroidery 40 years ago as a young mother. She recalls visiting her grandmother and seeing her beautiful hand embroidery work on pillow cases, doilies and table runners. This was not an uncommon skill for women from earlier generations to possess. Looking around her home, Becky saw lots of blank fabric just begging […]

Today We Give Thanks…

  We recently had a visitor to Swans Island Companywho was researching the idea of mending.   She was visiting Swans Island because we operate a“hospital” where we mend moth holes, dog bites andother catastrophic injuries to our customer’s muchcherished blankets and throws. Our visitor’s interestswent beyond the material at hand to encompass thereligious institution […]

Makers Chat: Charcoal

  Can We Achieve the Color Black? Black is an impossible color to achieve with natural plant dyes. However, through a complicated process using 4 different substances we’re able to dye a gorgeous charcoal color. Tony starts with an overnight bath of Cutch and Logwood Purple, both dyes derived from trees. This achieves a medium […]

Custom at Swans Island Company

One of the great things about Swans Island Company is that we really are up for just about anything! Over the years we’ve done any number of fun custom projects outside our normal parameters. Sometimes you want to make something exceptionally unique for a special person or occasion. With holidays approaching now is a good time to consider creating […]

Knitting On The Edge

  Not Your Grandma’s Sweater…  Although I’m still only a lowly intermediate knitter I’m an obsessive researcher and expert lover of fashion. That’s why today I wanted to share one of my sweater Pinterest boards with you that shows the vast potential of our craft. Enjoy this bit of stunning eye candy, let it give you a midday smile and get inspired for new […]

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