Celebrating the Coast
This Spring, we have two new wool blankets that honor two beautiful coastal spots; Falcon Cove and Point Reyes.
Point Reyes is a magnificent stretch of coast in California.
photo by King of Hearts (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The first inhabitants of California’s Point Reyes were the peaceful Coast Miwok, who lived in harmony with the seasons through gathering, fishing and hunting. Spring brought roots, bulbs, nettles, clover and lettuce, and beaches full of kelp. In summer, grasses and flowers surrendered their ripe seeds. Fall brought nuts, buckeye, bay and hazel. Trapping and arrow hunting brought in forest birds, rabbits and deer. Dip net fishing and shellfish harvest provided food year round. The Coast Miwok also used Nature’s gifts as builders and artisans. They fashioned highly sought-after trade beads from empty shells, and elaborate crown-style headdresses made from flicker, the long, narrow flight feathers of a birdwing.
To see one of these beautiful headdresses, we suggest you visit the site of photographer Lee Rentz: Miwok headdress
See the blanket here: POINT REYES
Falcon Cove is a hidden beach on Oregon’s coastline.
This secluded spot is home to “Magic Rocks Beach,” where ocean-tumbled stones make a rumbling music when washed by the tides. The natural hues of sand, grasses and seaside bluffs are arranged in a balanced pattern that represents the harmony of this beautiful stretch of coastline, where thousands of birds nest each year. This misty, rain-washed country is the traditional home of the Clatsop peoples, one of the many coastal tribes that lived where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
To hear the magic rocks (starts at about :43), click here: Falcon Cove video
Made in the USA
Both blankets are completely woven and finished in our Pacific Northwest mills. They are ready to accompany you on all your spring and summer adventures, so get to planning. Spring is coming!