Our fabulous new website is now live, so you can now browse and buy our hand made products on our own online shop! We’re so thrilled that we can now showcase our lovingly crafted blankets on our very own website. As a family run business, we’re so passionate about what we make, so have a look at our range of products – we don’t just hand make blankets, we also have clothing, gifts, home ware accessories , dog coats, cushions and pouffes, all lovingly made from left over yarn from Yorkshire Mills.
Our story began in 2013, when Victoria left her banking career to start something new and completely different:
“In 2013 I left my job in banking and embarked on this blissful blanket adventure. People thought I was bonkers but I loved the blankets and knew others would too!
Yorkshire Blankets attended their first ever Christmas craft fair at a local school and they went down an absolute storm. I was so pleased I put my name down for all the other craft fairs the following year, to be told I was banned! Yes, Yorkshire blankets got banned from their first ever craft fair. Why I hear you ask? Because hand cutting the blankets alone was not enough to be ‘hand made’ and other stall holders had complained about this in envy of our success.
This got us thinking, what could we make from these beautiful yarns? That’s when the cushions and lavender hearts were born. Each one was lovingly hand stitched. We then progressed to using an ancient sewing machine, which we dug out from my mum’s loft, which she had previously used to sew up my school skirts so without revealing my age, we are going back some time!
From there onward it spiralled and we have designed and invented all of the products you see today. We are so proud of how far Yorkshire Blankets have come, as a small family run business from the heart of Yorkshire”
As you can see from our product range, everything comes in an array of beautiful colours, whether you like one colour or a check pattern. Because we use the surplus yarn that would otherwise be thrown out and go into landfill, the colours are always unique.
For those of you that have met us and seen our fabulous blankets, ponchos, cushions and more at a market, do not worry, we are still going to be out and about at different fairs, shows and markets. This is still a favourite part of what we do and what we’re all about – meeting our lovely customers.
Hope you love our new website and have an enjoyable shopping experience.