Crossing Borders - Hand Embroidered Small Throw - Baby Blanket
This afghan is hand embroidered with an intricate pattern in a traditional style. This style of work, called huck embroidery, huck darning, or Swedish weaving, leaves little to be seen on the back - just occasional glimpses of color where the threads of the cloth separate (for the unlined option). 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 is currently 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. Just select the 'lined' option before you put it in your chart and 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. To see the back of an unlined blanket, please look at picture three here: https://www.broideriestitch.com/collections/embroidered-blankets/products/hand-embroidered-throw-blanket-light-sofa-throw-swedish-weaving-afghan-monks-cloth-afghan-huck-embroidery-lap-blanket-green-couch-throw
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.