A 100% Montana Made Wool Blanket Pre-Orders Only! Limited Edition Fourth Run 1/2 Down
As of Nov. 22, 2021
Full cost is $500 plus shipping. You will be paying 1/2 down and will be invoiced for the remainder when they are ready to ship. Montana sheep, Montana yarn spun here at the mill, Indigo dyed right here in Montana and woven here too! 100% Montana and craftsman made, from the sheep to you!
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This is my first collaboration with Billy Maxwell and Laina Therrien. These are reproduction 1700's point blankets like Lewis and Clark would have traded to the Native Americans on their expedition using specifications from that era.
We are opening up the fourth warp for these very special blankets. What that means is, as of today (above date), the first warp is off of the loom and the blankets are headed to their new homes. That's a total of 10 blankets. The second warp is currently being added to the loom and is sold out as is the 3 warp We are currently taking orders for the 4th warp. We wish to minimize Laina's warping work this way. Feasibly, the 3rd warp blankets will be in hand in early 2022, so the 4th will be about 6 weeks after that.
Having met Billy during a fiber festival in 2020, we began collaborating on this blanket project soon after the festival was over and 3 prototypes were made. It has been a learning experience for everyone involved. Each step required many little steps to proceed forward, sometimes taking a couple of steps backwards. All in all, it has been a labor of love and there are no regrets in this journey of our own. I have learned so much.
We are currently taking pre-orders for warp 4. Billy does the indigo dyeing for the 3" stripe. (5 inch is shown in the prototype). The wool is from my sheep here on the farm. When my wool supply gets low, we will utilize the wool from another local sheep producer in keeping with the same breed.
The blankets are 68" x 86" Traditional "points" are optional. They are the 3 little bars above the stripe on the blanket and indicate the weight of the blanket. These weigh in at roughly 4.5 lbs, which is 3 points. Let me know if you'd like them on your blanket. You can also choose the traditional 3" stripe or the 5" stripe. These are the bars on either end of the blanket.
If they need washing in the future, you can send it back to the mill for free a professional, non-chemical wash or contact me on how to wash it at home. We never recommend dry cleaning for wool.
Half down of $250 is due upon ordering and the equal balance (shipping not included in this price) is due when the blanket is complete. The balance will be billed to you with the shipping costs upon completion. I did my yarn CSAs this way for over 10 years, so take heart in knowing all good things take time.
These are unique, Montana Made blankets from start to finish. Not only are they 100% Montana made, they are 100% Craftsman made. Does it feel like I already said that? That's because I am proud of that and it bears repeating!