French Broad River Blanket


In 2021, with grant support from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Local Cloth began gathering fiber across the Blue Ridge Mountains with a vision in mind: to make local blankets.  

The Blue Ridge Blankets Project is intended to unite farmers and weavers and create the foundation for a new fiber economy in the region. Last fall, after three years of work, the first production run of these blankets went on sale. Made with fiber sourced from local farms within a hundred miles of Asheville, the patterns are named for the communities where the animals that contributed their fleece were raised.

The French Broad River Blanket features the brilliant blue of naturally dyed indigo, accented with white stripes. The blanket’s design is a tribute to the beloved river that runs alongside the Local Cloth studio in Asheville.  It features a trio of hand-selected fibers in what is called the Blue Ridge Blend: 75% Fine Wool, 15% Mohair, and 10% Alpaca. Each blanket is handwoven by a local weaver in Western North Carolina.

  • Artist: Local Cloth
  • American-Made in Asheville, NC
  • Fine Wool, Mohair, Alpaca
  • Natural Dyes: Indigo
  • Average size: 39 x 55 inches (each size is unique due to the weaving process)
  • Care: Hand wash gently with cold water. Hang to dry.


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