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15 June 2016

There’s an Alpaca on my bed

Posted in Blankets and throws

It is autumn, and winter, as they say, is coming.  Thoughts turn to cozy fires, comforting warm beds and Hinterveld blankets.  Linen Drawer are proud suppliers of Hinterveld blankets and offer the full range of blankets and throws.

Take a look at the website, click here, and click on the links to look at those wonderful blankets.  The folks at Hinterveld have introduced a few new ranges that are sure to impress you with their beautiful colours and innovative fabric blends which always ensure warm, lightweight blankets for these chilly months.

I recently visited an Alpaca weaving studio and farm. Click here. Alpacas are similar to Lamas, but smaller, prettier and generally quite special.  Their wool is especially soft and silky.  It is also very light in weight. 

I was impressed by the variety of natural colours that are found in alpaca wool, ranging from creamy white through the tones of biscuit, caramel to chocolate brown, as well as greys ranging from pale grey right through to charcoal and black. 

The sheer luxury of the fibres is reminiscent of cashmere.  Alpaca has the same softness and lightness that cashmere has.  The big difference is that alpaca wool is available in South Africa, as many farmers are realising the wonderful potential of these sweet fluffy animals.

The company that manufactures Hinterveld blankets has combined this wonderful yarn with silk to make blankets and throws.  The range is called “Rhapsody” and is truly magnificent!  The softness and warmth of these blankets is unparalleled.  An investment in one of these blankets or throws will ensure years of comfort and luxurious warmth.



Photographs courtesy of The Alpaca Loom and Hinterveld.