The Dentdale Throw is about as unadulterated as my blankets get. Sophisticated simplicity is a good description. Each beautiful blanket contains nothing more than the pure undyed wool from flocks of Bluefaced Leicester sheep farmed in the Yorkshire Dales. The multiple flecks in the creamy fabric are a natural component of the wool itself.
Each year, as the first nip of autumn tinges the air, I travel around the Dales to a dozen farms, collecting bags of wool and chatting with farmers who have supported me for over a decade. The wool can be filthy and damp after a very wet year, or it can be thick and heavy with lanolin after a dry year. Through a series of processes that can take anywhere from six months to a year, the wool travels from the sheep’s back to be cleaned, spun, woven, and finished into these beautiful blankets. They will last you a lifetime if properly cared for.
- Fibre: 100% wool
- Fleece: Bluefaced Leicester
- Provenance: Yorkshire Dales
- Approx size: 158cm x 230cm + short purled fringe
- Weight: just over 1kg
- Recommended care: Wash in a machine, on a gentle wool cycle at max. 30C and dry over a towel; they will come out looking as good as new.