Kind Blanket- Alder
Plant dyed and hand knitted Kind Blanket in alder dye
Every Kind Blanket is special and unique. Hand knitted in England from traditional Norwegian wool, it is edged with a halo of mohair and dyed with the natural colours from plants gathered in fields, forests and gardens that surround our studio in Kent. Each blanket tells the story of its colour.
The blankets display varying hues that the dyeing process yields from a single batch of vegetation -- from the vibrant and the deep to the soft and the watery. This limited edition of one-off KIND blankets is made in house by Juniper & Bliss.
Knitting and dyeing each Kind Blanket takes approximately 120 hours. We make them because we like to.
This blanket is an heirloom of the future. We hope you will enjoy it and pass it on for others to keep warm.
Juniper & Bliss specialize in ethically produced hand made textiles.
Kind Blanket - Alder
Alder trees grow freely along damp waterways, ancient woodlands and hedgerows. Valued for its medicinal properties, from ancient times this tree has been a go-to for native Americans, Laplanders and the mountain peoples of Europe, whilst its leaves and catkins are loved by butterflies and moths!
High in tannin, the dye properties of Alder have been an ancient favorite for textiles and leather workers. We collected the alder cones for this Kind Blanket from the hedgerows around our studio in Kent. We love the varying shades of deep earthy browns and gentle beiges.