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December 5, 2014

Handwoven Cotton Throws

by Anne Paddock

Several years ago, I restored my husband’s great grandmother’s farmhouse in Iowa:  a 2-story 900 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom little brown house that sits on a hill overlooking rolling hills of corn and soybeans. The project took nearly two years to complete but when finished, the “Little Brown House” looked like the little farm house my husband remembered visiting as a child.

With softly pleated green and white pinstriped curtains covering every window, multicolored braided rugs on the old wooden floors, and an upholstered sofa and rocking chair swathed in shades of “sage” and “celery” colored fabric, the Little Brown House was nearly perfect when the final touch was added: a handwoven apple green cotton throw by Nantucket Looms.

Nantucket Looms Handwoven Cotton ThrowsHandwoven with cotton flake yarn and a subtle twill weave, the cotton throw measures 4 feet wide by 7 feet long making it the perfect cover for that afternoon nap on the couch. The blanket provides just enough warmth when there is a slight chill in the air. When not in use, the handwoven throw can be beautifully draped over the couch with the ivory fringe hanging loosely down.

Nantucket LoomsThe Nantucket Looms cotton throw comes in four colors (apple green, sky blue, fog gray, and ivory) although the company does do custom colors and accents. Each cotton throw is $385 plus shipping unless you happen to be in Nantucket where the throws can be purchased at Nantucket Looms located at 51 Main Street.  See the company website ( for more information about the handwoven cotton throws and other woven products.Handwoven cotton throw

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