Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Strip Woven Blanket

A friend gave me this lovely blanket. She has a much larger one displayed on a wall and it looks magnificent.
We are both curious to find out any information about this style of blanket.
It is woven in long strips then sewn together. The fibre is coarse, like goat hair.

The yellow and red colours here are woven in.....

...while the spots of colour are stitched in after the weaving is done.

The back shows the carrying of the thread as each area is stitched.
The stitched areas appear to be worked in a much softer fibre, like wool.

Does anyone recognise this style of weaving and can tell us anything about it?
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