Five Irish-made blankets that will add an extra layer of comfort to your home
From tweed and mohair to chunky hand-knit, these blankets and throws will add texture and flair to the cosy corners of your home.
When darkness begins to fall and the obligations of the working world fade into the peripheries of your mind, there’s no greater pleasure than wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket and thoroughly unwinding on the sofa.
Carefully folded over the side of an armchair, or artfully strewn across the end of the bed, a tasteful blanket or throw adds another dimension to any space. Simply put, blankets are just the best.
Here are five Irish-made designs that will lend a little more texture and colour to your home…
AVOCA Harriet Mohair Throw, €189.95
Woven in the Avoca Mill in Ireland, these beautiful light and lofty mohair throws are a true staple in any home. Available in a variety of colours and patterns, the Harriet design features bold blocks of colour in deep shades of amber and navy that will instantly add an element of warmth to your front room.
Foxford Ox Mohair Throw, €135
Available to shop by colour, collection of material, each throw made by Foxford Woolen Mills, county Mayo, is of the absolute highest quality and will make you want to wrap yourself right up in a ball of comfort. This particular throw is woven using earthy green, brown and heather tones inspired by the rural landscape of the Ox Mountains on the West Coast of Ireland. Mohair is naturally soft, durable and insulating – making this beautiful throw the perfect way to add texture and a final flourish to any bedroom setup.
Hope Macaulay Bella Colossal Knit Blanket, €574.95
Part of Hope Macaulay’s first homeware collection, this massive chunky knit blanket is the perfect statement piece to add to your home decor. Handmade in Northern Ireland using luxurious and buttery soft 100% merino wool in pastel pink, cream and mustard, the colour blocking and large patchwork stitching makes an impression as soon as you enter a room.
The Tweed Project Large Cream Blanket, €650
Made from 100% Irish mohair and boucle wool, this heavy weight blanket would make the perfect addition to any room in the house. Made with love and attention by The Tweed Project in county Galway — whose ethos is to combine beautiful Irish fabrics with modern tailoring for a truly authentic expression of Irish design — this blanket can be sold with or without the tassel edges.
Stable of Ireland White Leather Trim Tweed Blanket, €280
This lightweight blanket is made from beautiful Irish tweed in pure wool. Woven in Donegal, it’s generous in size and would be super for outdoor warmth on those cooler evenings, or as an extra layer over a double duvet. The weave is a plain finish with the signature Donegal fleck in a black and grey yarn, and it’s been leather-trimmed at either end for a modern line, which adds structure.