THE VINSON VIEW
Wallpaper|January 2021
Quality maniac Nick Vinson on the who, what, when, where and why

01 Blanket coverage

Picky Nicky takes comfort in the accessory du jour I have a bit of a problem with blankets; I just keep acquiring them. I have one (or more) on every sofa and armchair, one on the bed, and plenty more folded away in cupboards, at homes in London and Florence.

In the early 1990s, I started buying Welsh double-cloth blankets. Reassuringly weighty, they are woven by hand and the best ones were coloured by Ann Sutton, the celebrated textile artist, who in 1968 updated the colourways for the weavers working with Holytex Mills.

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