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Crossing Borders - Hand Embroidered Small Throw - Baby Blanket

Crossing Borders - Hand Embroidered Small Throw - Baby Blanket

Regular price $884.65 USD
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This afghan is hand embroidered with an intricate pattern in a traditional style. This style of work is called huck embroidery, huck darning, or Swedish weaving. Four wide bands of embroidery fill the ends of the blanket, forming mandalas at the corners; eight smaller bands cross them to add structure to the design.

The afghan above was on display at the San Francisco School Of Needlework Design, but since we make them to order, there's no need to wait until it's back from the exhibit. This throw is made out of white monk's cloth, which is a thick, 100% cotton cloth with great texture. The embroidery is done with four colors of Peruvian wool, ranging from yellow to midnight blue in our Island palette. Creamy, unbleached monk's cloth is also available, as are many more colors and even a larger sofa size (50x60). Please, send a message! We love creating custom designs.

This size throw (approx. 30 by 50 inches) makes a beautiful heirloom baby blanket. We'll back it with a soft minky fabric that will delight baby. Minky is a non-pilling, incredibly soft polyester fabric that is often made into warm, soft baby goods. The blanket pictured above is lined with soft white minky, painstakingly quilted between the threads of the monk's cloth so as to not interfere with the embroidery and the edges are bound by hand in a coordinating color. 

Not a wool fan? As this blanket is made to order, we can work with you to find colors and yarns that match your room and your requirements. Just shoot us a message!

This blanket has been pre-washed to shrink the cotton and tighten the weave. To keep the wool stitching clearly defined, please hand wash with a mild detergent, and lay flat or line dry.

Care information

Linen handkerchiefs may be washed via delicate cycle in a washing machine (no bleach) or for best results, by hand. Iron hot, with steam, on the backside of the work. Any stitches pushed out of place from the iron can gently be prodded back into place. A cotton or mesh laundry bag will help protect your piece from getting snagged.

Temari should not be washed, just dusted if necessary. If needed, you can wet a cloth in hot water and wring it out quite well, and use that to spot-wash. Temari are made of fibers all the way through, so a wash or soak would mean that the inside would never dry.

Our embroidered blankets are made with wool, and should be handwashed gently in cool water.

Goldwork embroidery should only be washed by a professional. Other embroidery is best cleaned as for temari (especially framed hoop work) though wearable accessories may be put through the wash on a gentle cycle or hand washed.

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Embroidered letters in progress in hoop, a woman in a purple shirt is embroidering them by hand onto a linen handkerchief

Further Customization

Working by hand allows us to customize your order in ways not possible with an embroidery machine. For custom designs, click the Chat button at bottom right and let us know what you'd like.