How to Wash a Blanket

While we all love and cherish our gorgeous blankets, sometimes you can't resist the odd tea and toast in bed....and when little bear wants in on the action, there could be a tea and toast tornado. Fear not, blankets are easy enough to clean and most can go into the washing machine. Most washing machines these days come with a variety of cycles including gentle and bulky wash. Always read the instructions on your blanket or our website first before washing. The following instructions apply to all pure wool Basotho Blankets and our Luxury Acrylic blankets -  Virgin Acrylic, Microfibre,...

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The Gooiest Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients 250 g unsalted butter 200 g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) , broken up 75 g dried sour cherries , optional 50 g chopped nuts , optional 80 g cocoa powder , sifted 65 g plain flour , sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 360 g caster sugar 4 large free-range eggs zest of 1 orange , optional 250 ml crème fraîche , optional Method Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add...

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When God created Mothers.....

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." And God said, "Have you read the specs on this order?" She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts...all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands." The angel shook her head slowly and said. "Six...

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The Stripes of a Lesotho Blanket

The stripes in Lesotho Blankets today look beautiful and add such an intriguing, uniqueness to the blankets. Often in completely contrasting colours to the rest of the blanket, they are part of what makes the blankets so special. But did you know they weren't even meant to be on the blankets?! It was originally a manufacturing mistake!  But after the first batch of blankets hit the market, people actually loved the stripes and so market demand dictated that they stay.  The stripes have now become part of the story and actually form an important component of the way a blanket...

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Healthy but OH SO Delicious Banana Chocolate Ice Cream

By Sarah Graham  Banana and Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Candied Nuts (Step-by-step, Low-Fat and Dairy-Free )Serves 2 | Preparation time 30 minutes, plus 3 hours freezing time for the bananas When you taste the velvety smoothness of this rich ice cream, you’ll find it hard to believe that it contains no cream or eggs, just an exquisitely simple (and relatively guilt-free) combination of blended frozen bananas, peanut butter and honey. It’s horribly delicious, but given it’s low-calorie content (as far as ice creams go), you won’t have to feel too bad about having seconds. Serve this in bowls, cones...

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Mr Mohair. You are a pretty fancy goat.

So we have all heard of mohair blankets.....but truth be told, not many of us would know that mohair comes from goat fleece, not sheep. Fewer would know that mohair comes specifically from the Angora goat and even fewer would be able to spot an angora goat in a lineup! But how fancy and fabulous is the angora goat as you can see in the above picture?! So full of character, charm and beautiful ringlets of luxurious fibre. The story of breeding angora goats for their fleece started thousands of years ago, high up in the Tibetan Himalayas and today,...

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Yep, we just love blankets! Beautiful, soft and warm, all of our blankets are made of top quality materials that are made to last. Our designer blankets, Basotho blankets, Xhosa blankets, Kids blankets and throws have strikingly good looks, are strong and warm...wait, are we still talking about blankets? ;)