Wearing vintage and making it look contemporary is all about the silhouette. The shapes we make with our clothes are important, balance is everything. I saw some Capes in ‘And Other stories’ a few weeks ago and it reminded me to get out my vintage welsh blanket cape. If you follow me on Instagram you will know I have a soft spot for welsh blankets. We own two large ones, an orange/ beige and a pink/ purple, they are the warmest, heaviest, most beautiful blankets we own.
Wearing vintage and making it look contemporary, is all about the silhouette.
A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape:
I have owned this beautiful vintage cape for about 6 years, I found it in a local charity shop and could not believe my eyes when I saw it hanging on the rail. Welsh blanket are different on each side, the colours are reversed due to the weaving method. So If I changes the zip I could wear this as a reversible cape.
This is known as the signature ‘Carthenni double weave’ A fascinating process used for household textiles, the end result is very much like a tapestry. Because this cape is vintage the colours have a very 1970’s vibe whereas modern day blankets and capes have more subtle colour combinations.
I have owned this beautiful vintage cape for about 6 years, I found it in a local charity shop and could not believe my eyes when I saw it hanging on the rail.
Welsh wool blankets have traditionally been made in the same place since the 17th century. You can read more about the history of the blankets and the welsh mill – Melin Tregwynt (where they are still made) by clicking the link above. You can also visit the mill and see the process from beginning to end.
A Quote from the site:
“The tradition of weaving in Wales goes right back to the middle ages, our hills and lowland pastures make for great sheep country and fast running streams provided the power needed in the pre-industrial age”
The black knee length boots I am wearing are by Pavers Shoes.They are leather, fit true to size and were comfy from the first day of wear. For less than £100 you can’t say fairer than that? In fact the first time I wore them was on trip to London, which in hindsight was a risky choice. I might have ended up with blisters, needless to say I did not.
If my feet could talk I feel they would have congratulated me on my choice of footwear!
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