Lambswool is the yarn gathered from a sheep’s first shearing, so it’s very fine and soft. Merino wool comes from a specific breed of sheep, and is even softer and finer than lambswool. Lambswool is also warmer while merino is more breathable, so altogether, they make a pretty perfect blend for a spring and autumn throw. And like all wools, they’re renewable and biodegradable, strong, moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic.
Weaving is a big part of our making heritage here in Britain, and we’re proud to say that we’re partnering with a couple of UK mills that are carrying on that tradition to create many of our throws and cushions. Otterburn is woven at a family-owned mill in Delph – on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire – who have been producing woollen fabrics since 1863.
Depending on whether we’re going for a smart, tailored look or a relaxed one, we’ll usually either fold or drape throws lengthways (with the tassels facing downwards) over the arm of an armchair or sofa when we’re not using them, so they’re easy to reach and form part of the decoration. Another favourite idea is to include a pile of folded blankets in a basket in bedrooms which creates a real feeling of generosity and comfort.
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