Thick blankets for sleeping
At WoolSome, we offer the highest quality hand-woven blankets, 100% pure wool. Produced like centuries ago, they are ideal not only for historical reconstruction, but also for use during Larp, bushcraft forest trip, camping, and even for everyday use at home. Available in a wide range of colorful stripes that add charm to them, they are thick, soft, warm and most importantly: universal! You can use them as a throw, bedspread, sleeping bag, blanket and even as a coat. With our blankets, even the hardest winter will not be scary for you!
=== NOTE !! NEW DELIVERY OF BLANKETS FROM 12.09.2023 ===
Hand-woven blankets are a classic and elegant choice regardless of whether you are a historical reenactor, you deal with larp, or you want to have the highest quality equipment at home. They provide warmth, comfort and style while being very durable and easy to care for. For this reason, they can be used in many different ways! From cuddling up on the couch at home to sleeping on your bed while traveling or camping, there's no end to how you can use these classic blankets.
What are the advantages of hand-woven wool blankets?
Hand-woven wool blankets are made from 100% pure, natural white, grey, brown or black sheep's wool. This means they're soft and warm. Unfortunately, as wool does not have perfectly even fibers, they are olso scratchy. They're also universal: they can be used throughout the home as well as in the bedroom or on the couch.
How are hand-woven blankets made?
Each plaid is made of sheep's fleece obtained from long-haired Carpathian sheep. It is naturally white, gray and brown - black. Twice a year the sheep are sheared, and then the wool is combed and carded.
- Wool prepared in this way can be spun. In our case, it is hand spinning with a spindle. The women who do it spin two types of yarn: a thin one, which will serve as the warp, and a thick one, which will become the weft.
- After spinning, some of the skeins are dyed in different colors: red, orange or green. Thanks to this, colored stripes appear on the blankets.
- Wool prepared in this way goes to horizontal looms, on which blankets with a width of 70 to 75 cm and a length of 200 to 220 cm are woven. To achieve a blanket with a width of 140 or 150 cm (this is available in our store), two blankets are sewn together along the length.
You can read more about the production on our blog in the article about hand-woven blankets.
Are handwoven blankets suitable for historical reenactment?
Hand-woven plaid are suitable for historical reenactment. They have a rich history and can be used in many different ways. Handwoven blankets are made from natural wool, thanks to which they are historically correct from ancient times to the times of World War II. They will also be great as equipment for a participant of various types of Larps. You can also use thick wool blanket as camping equipment or bushcraft stuff.
Handwoven blankets also make great camping accessories because they're made from natural fibers rather than synthetics like polyester. This makes them great at retaining heat. What's more, wool is also vapor permeable, so you don't wake up in the morning in a wet sleeping bag. In addition, woolen blankets are very soft, and in combination with a felt mat, they will be a perfect set for sleeping in a tent.
How can a woolen blanket be used?
A woolen blanket can be used in many ways. You can use it as a throw or bedspread. It's also great for reenactors and camping trips! The woolen blanket can be used as a sleeping bag or a cover while sleeping. You can also use it as a mat to sit by the fire, to cover yourself from the cold in the evening, and even as a coat.
This type of blanket will also be great in every home, not only on cold winter or autumn evenings. It will also be perfect during sickness. Thanks to its thermal insulation properties, the woolen plaid warms you up perfectly.
How to wash a woolen blanket?
If you want your blanket to serve you as long as possible, you should also follow the washing instructions. How to wash a woolen blanket?
- Use gentle detergent. To keep your blanket looking its best, we recommend using a gentle liquid laundry detergent with warm water on the gentle cycle in the washing machine.
- Do not exceed the washing temperature of 30C. You can also wash it on a special wool cycle.
- Remember to set the minimum spin speed or turn it off completely.
We also recommend washing woolen blankets separately from other items like towels or bedding. We do not recommend tumble drying. Remember that these are hand-woven blankets, the weave may be slightly loose, which will cause the blanket to deform after intensive washing or drying. It is best to dry flat to prevent the fibers from stretching. Do not use chlorine bleach or other strong cleaning agents.