I was lucky enough to meet Gael on a trip to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. We had such a wonderful expedition to one of the world’s most remote and wildest places. I was recently gifted this beautiful tartan by our polar historian, Ingrid Nixon, who was with us on that same trip. I absolutely love it, and it makes me think of my many fond memories while visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, and the brave polar explorers such as Bransfield who came before us. What a wonderful gift! Thank you, Gael! Cheers to you, and to experiences that change us forever!
That gorgeous picture was taken when the first threads for the scarves went on the loom at Cushendale Woollen Mills. It was a magnificent day that made me cry.
Today, the wonderful people at Cushendale let me know that the warp for throw blankets is on the loom!!! The blankets will be made of the same soft lambswool used in the scarf. The difference will be the size. The blankets will be 72″x54″!!!
In a few days you will be able to pre-order them. That would be a good idea as there are only 30 being made. Depending on the import fees, we expect to sell them for around $225.00.
Can you imaging lying on your couch, curled up in front of a fire (or your tv), wrapped in the warmth and softness of The Edward Bransfield Commemorative Tartan blanket?
Now that sounds peaceful!
Stay tuned for pictures!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Stay safe and healthy this Holiday season!