Guest post by Sophie Nash-Jones
For week five of the January Selvedge Sale, we are now offering 60% off selected items with the code JANUARY. This includes the soft and cosy blankets designed by the renowned Eleanor Pritchard...
When the nights begin to draw in, we find ourselves spending more time in the home where everybody loves creating a sense of cosiness and comfort. Used for impromptu snuggling or simply for decoration, having a blanket to hand is a simple way of transforming a room. Eleanor Pritchard’s blankets are characterful in their Scandinavian style and her recognisable bold geometric patterns. She explains; ‘I have always loved playing with colour and pattern.’ Made with 100% wool, Pritchard’s blankets bring a sense of warmth within the home during what are undeniably long winter months.
Each one of Pritchard’s blankets echoes her signature style of reversible patterns that are striking yet understated enough to work in almost any interior. Proud to keep all of her production in the UK and to work with highly-skilled British weavers, most of Pritchard's woollen blankets are woven at a traditional mill in West Wales. Each blanket combines chalky and cross-hatched neutrals brought together with sharp accents and deep inky tones. The aesthetic that Pritchard successfully creates is contemporary with an added element of English mid-century design.
Part of Pritchard’s winter 17 collection is the Canasta blanket, which has a playful element to the design through the graphic pattern of blocks and bars. The colour palette balances a mix of tones, using scarlet and charcoal with flecks of black and white and then beautifully finished with blanket stitch edging in grey. Her work also comprises simpler, more muted patterns such as the Storm Blue blanket. Woven with a dramatic white and black reverse it has a simpler, more relaxed pattern running over an asymmetric ground. Each blanket is expertly designed and sampled using the highest quality of yarns.
Here at Selvedge we are especially delighted to offer you the chance to curl up and relax with one of these beautiful blankets yourself. We have three styles included; take a look for yourself.
To receive 60% off Eleanor Pritchard blankets, just enter the code JANUARY at the checkout.