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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Is there anything better on a chilly day than to curl up with a fantastic, quality wool blanket that is not too heavy yet still keeps you warm, snug as a bug in a rug?
YES!  What is better is that you can do all of that, but when you are using a blanket by Maine Woolens, and we suggest The Bedford style, you are also using an American-made product that is the best around!
There it is, a little closer up, smiling for the camera!
We get SO excited, along with our friend Rita Cosby, when we find something truly phenomenal that is made in the USA and we can assure you this blanket is precisely that.  In fact, Peachy hardly wants to get up and write because she loves this snuggly blanket so much.  BEDFORD is one the most popular wool blankets from Maine Woolens, the preeminent fancy weave blanket maker in the United States. BEDFORD is a Colonial American weave known as “hucklace”, brought to America by Scandinavian immigrants. BEDFORD is made from lightweight washable 100% wool (from U.S. growers) and woven and finished at the Maine Woolens textile mill in Brunswick, Maine.   Nevermind Poland Spring, we think this blanket is what it means to be from Maine!

BEDFORD is available as a blanket (Twin/Full/Queen/King); a decorator throw (50x60 inches/self-hemmed/no fringe); or a baby blanket (32x32 Receiving size or 42x42 Stroller size), and comes in five colors (Natural; Beige; Blue; Pink; and Yellow). BEDFORD is machine washable for easy care. 

Long before Maine was famous for it’s lobster, it was known for it’s textile mills, and Maine Woolens continues the long tradition of textile excellence synonymous with the label “Made in Maine”. The 9,000 sq. ft. mill can produce 300+ blankets per week, and employs local weavers, sewers, and dyers whose combined textile experience exceeds 300 years ! Maine Woolens is committed to using, whenever possible, renewable natural fibers from American growers, which are then woven and finished in Maine. This commitment helps support American manufacturing and strengthens the U.S. economy. 

BEDFORD was popular with buyers at the New York International Gift Fair in August of 2011, and Maine Woolens hopes to return to the NYIGF in 2012, with many more products to show off – woven from 100% Wool; 100% Cotton; Blends (such as Wool/Cotton, Cotton/Acrylic, Cotton/Rayon), and Specialty Fibers (such as alpaca, chenille, rayon, and a recycled fiber made from recycled sweater yarn). Sometime in 2012 Maine Woolens will introduce a unique product called “Silver Lining” which is woven to have Cotton on one side and Wool on the other side ! The warmth of wool plus the softness of cotton in one blanket ! 

When you think of smart, chic, affordable blankets…think of Maine Woolens, highly recommended by Whom You Know. 

Contact: Minette Siegel/207-689-8266/ 
BEDFORD - 100% WOOL Blanket/Throw from Maine Woolens 

Maine Woolens quality products are sold wholesale (contact Maine Woolens wholesale sales director - Ray Boshhold – at or call him at 401-743-5559) and products are sold retail online at the Maine Woolens website --, or by phone order to Minette Siegel – 207-689-8266. There is also an outlet store in Brunswick, Maine, where overruns and seconds can be purchased at discount. 

Maine Woolens is family-run and owned by Jo Miller, who has a life long passion for the art of weaving. Jo’s commitment is to weave quality products that are beautiful - yet affordable, and luxurious - yet washable, and always 100% Made in America. 

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