MORSE CODE 'LOVE' BLANKET
There is a lot to say about this very special blanket, we've continued to stock it for six years as we truly believe it to be an heirloom - a collectable of the future. It might be easier to list five reasons it's so special:
1. The first thing to say is that weaver Holly Berry, has designed a pattern that uses Morse Code to create a secret message within the weave. These symbols .-.. --- ...- . spell the word LOVE in morse and can be seen on one side of the blanket- sending a secret message to the users. We have sold many as wedding gifts or anniversary presents.
2. It's so, so soft, woven in merino and a touch of cashmere.
3. It's a double cloth, meaning it has two layers woven together, making the other side a completely different design - not just the reverse - and meaning it is super warm.
4. The colours - enough to cheer up any grey day, Holly takes colour inspiration from everywhere; a fruit stall to a row of painted houses.
5. It's designed in England and woven in an ancient mill in Scotland - keeping traditional crafts alive.
SIZE: 200 cm x 145 cm
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
After training as a fashion designer, Holly couldn't help but react to the fast, throwaway nature of the industry, turning to textiles and learning to weave; now creating slowly made, meaningful, well crafted textiles. Growing up in a home of textile enthusiasts in the Saddleworth hills; historically a centre for woollen cloth production, this was a natural progression, encompassing her obsession with colour, her habit of painting repeating patterns and her love of working with her hands.
Holly now hand designs and weaves forward thinking textiles pieces from her colourful London workroom. Using a confident and maximalist colour pallet of natural woollen yarns, the collections celebrate the heritage and tradition of woven textiles in the UK at the same time as embracing contemporary design, function and style.
In 2010 Holly was selected by the Crafts Council UK to join the pioneering Hothouse programme for emerging makers.