Our Sonno blanket is a bit more interesting than many of our other woven items. When it says two layers, at first interpretation, this may sound like it's composed of two separately woven pieces of fabric. In reality however it's quite different.
This blanket has both layers of wool/linen blended fabric woven simultaneously on the same loom. The warp beam feeds in one side, and the weaving structure produces two separate layers. (It looks like magic, and aside from out technical and design team, it's complicated to understand how it works even!)
The result is a very warm blanket. Linen/wool blends are relatively warm as a blanket to begin with. Even though this blanket has the same amount of yarn as a single layer blanket, the air that the layers trap between them acts as a super insulator, making it extra toasty.
Corinthian and Suede, Vole and Suede
General Care Instructions for Irish Linen Products
Caring for Linen is relativly simple, the fabric is amazingly durable. Following these instructions will help it stay in top condition for longer
- Machine Washable: Gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water (up to 40°C).
- Mild Detergent: Use a mild, liquid detergent. Avoid bleach or brighteners.
- Separate Wash: Wash linen items separately to avoid friction.
- Tumble Dry on Low: If necessary, use a low heat setting.
- Line Dry Recommended: Preferable to line dry for natural softness.
- Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prevents color fading.
- Ironing is Optional: Iron while damp for a smoother look.
- Use a Medium-Hot Iron: Iron on the reverse side to protect colors.
- Store in a Cool, Dry Place: Avoid plastic bags or boxes.
- Avoid Compression: Prevent creasing by not compressing under heavy items.
- No Bleaching: Bleach can damage linen fibers.
- Gentle Handling: Linen becomes softer and more absorbent with each wash.
- Promptly Remove from Dryer: Minimize wrinkles by removing when slightly damp.