Wednesday, July 4, 2012

hand dyed, hand-woven

Spurred on by a general unshakeable feeling of chilliness, we recently went on an all-out search for the perfect blanket. During this jaunt around the internet, we discovered the amazingly subtle work of American weaver Dianne Nordt and fell in love.

Our love for woven things - rugs, scarves, mittens, throws - knows no bounds, but there is something effortlessly comforting about the cosy colours and simple 'tabby' weave of Dianne's pieces.

Using wool from the backs of her very own merino flock in Virginia, the wool is either left it's natural hue or dyed using plant dyes such as walnut shells (seriously!), sawdust and other naturally occurring bits and pieces.

From the paddock to the loom!

The results are beautifully organic looking throws and rugs in grey marle, chocolate, coffee, vanilla with accents of pale pinks, periwinkle and olive.

Our favourite?

This stunning grey marle, rose and olive blanket:

Made primarily from the wool of their silver ram Charlie, $175 from Etsy

More pieces are available from the Nordt Family Farm Etsy shop
Get your orders in now for a toasty end to winter!


images: courtesy of the Nordt Family Farm on Facebook and Etsy

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