MacAusland "Double" Blanket
The MacAusland Blanket is a truly authentic handcrafted gift item of Atlantic Canada, made on P.E.I. from raw wool produced throughout the Atlantic region. The making of the blanket is an intricate and skilled craft.
It begins with a washing of the raw wool, which is subsequently dried and picked to remove grit and open up fibers. The cleaned wool is then carded (combed) and spun into thread.
The thread is warped (woven over a loom), fulled (preshrunk), washed once again and dyed. Finally, the woven wool is dried, "napped" or brushed to make it fluffy and warm, cut into blankets, hemmed and folded.
The result is the unique MacAusland Blanket...warm, soft, durable and beautiful.
*** Double blankets are approximately 72" x 90"