I recently purchased a tapestry version of an amazing two-color print of a octopus/kraken attacking a ship. But I'm seeing piece of this print used on other homegoods sites so obviously this is not the retailer's original image, and I'd prefer to purchase goods from the original artist. Also the hunt for the source is irresistible. [more inside]
I plan to hand weave a luxuriously soft bed blanket for myself. I am a handspinner so will be able to spin blends if required. Which protein fiber should I use? Qiviut/Vicuna is too expensive but I do have cashmere/silk/yak/baby camel/alpaca etc. in my stash. It does not need to be really warm (I live in a warm climate) but I will like it to be as soft and luxurious as sleeping under a cloud.
Please recommend to me your favorite heavy, warm blanket! I've realized that I like sleeping under something pretty heavyweight, and while I love my down duvet, it's not really doing the trick. I don't think I need something that's specifically a weighted blanket, just something that will be thick or dense enough that I'll really know it's there. [more inside]
For Christmas, I'd like to get my dad, who is a soft blanket superfan, a blanket that retains its softness for as along as possible. [more inside]
I am going through several of my kids' old baby/toddler clothing, and many of them have sentimental value to me. I don't want to give them away or just put them in a box(es), and I'd love to make them into some sort of quilt or blanket. [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a supersoft, plush twin size blanket for a girl? [more inside]
I've got a handmade all-cotton knot-style quilt that was made by my mother. Since she has passed away, this is of course a very precious item to me, and I don't want to do anything to damage it. It is, however, in desperate need of a wash. Is this something I can just throw in the machine? Is there anything I should be wary or warned of? This is something I'd love to ask my mom's advice on, but, ha ha! Added difficulty level: I live in New York and send my laundry out.
Electric blanket or electric mattress pad? [more inside]
What material should I use to make my tree a blanket? [more inside]
Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank. We've got a new king-sized bed and need to trick it out, but I'm feeling overwhelmed with brand choices. [more inside]
Can I launder a wool blanket at home? [more inside]
Can you please recommend to me a resistant and attractive blanket I can throw on furniture so my dog can sit with me? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a durable electric blanket? [more inside]
How can I empirically test the relative warmth of a blanket? [more inside]
My knitting pattern directs me to knit with multiple strands of yarn held together, but I keep ending up with a mess. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]