Merino, silk and vintage Japanese kimono silk lap or playpen blanket, wet felted and eco printed
This felted and eco printed lap blanket or playpen blanket was made in 2019 and exhibited in Finland and Ireland as part of a joint show between Feltmakers Ireland and the Finnish Felting Association.
I wanted to felt and eco print a special blanket with the intention of it being a gift for a friend, new mother or baby to wrap themselves up, keep them warm and in the case of a child provide a soft, safe surface to play on. It’s a token of love from the giver to recipient and a reminder for the recipient to keep the giver close to their heart. All the eucalyptus leaves used to print this piece were home grown by me at Clasheen and the kimono silk binding was dyed in a eucalyptus leaves dye bath.
The blanket is reversible, machine washable and bound with eucalyptus dyed vintage Japanese kimono silk.
Dimensions: (approx) 105.5cm x 96.5cm
Materials: merino, silk, vintage Japanese kimono silk