These blankets from Cowichan Valley resident Ann Lindwall are made from 50% mohair and 50% wool. They come in a variety of sizes, from Lap Blanket to Queen.
Ann has had angora goats and sheep on her farm in Glenora, just outside Duncan, since 1989. They free-range on the fields and in the forest, so have a nice, natural and varied diet. They come in for grain and hay every night, and on rainy or hot days they have a nice big barn to loaf in.
Ann ships her fleeces to MacAusland's woollen mill on PEI every year. MacAusland's is the only remaining blanket mill in Canada and Northeastern US. They have been operating since the 1930's. They wash , card, spin and dye the wool, and then weave blankets. They don't use natural dyes, but a warm water acid dye that is safe for septic fields and humans.
The blankets are light but warm, and can be washed in the machine on a delicate or hand wash setting. Please hang them up to dry. Never put them in the dryer.
Please Note: Grey Stripe Throws are as pictured with broad stripes throughout, while Grey Stripe Double Blankets are narrow-striped, with three stripes on either end of blanket.
Lap Blanket: 48" x 60"
Throw: 52" x 76"
Full/Double: 72" x 90"
Queen: 76" x 104"
It's beautiful and so nice that is was created with local wool. Thanks Ann!
Lovely customer service, and was very pleased to find this local top quality product.
I have bought many things from this fabulous store. I came for a little trip up to Duncan, just to come into this store. I love this store. I bought a nice Wool blanket for when things start to cool down in Victoria. BEST place ever…..they ae friendly, know their stuff, and I love it there.