Hand Quilted Velvet Throw

CAD 525.00
Teal/Natural
Size: One Size

Cosseting and quite weighty throw, created in collaboration with Glasgow-based homeware designer Niki Jones. Hand-quilted, soft and lustrous cotton velvet. Pure linen reverse and cotton filling. For the end of a bed.

Details

Dry clean. 100% cotton velvet front, 100% linen reverse, 100% cotton filling.
Made in India.
140 x 220cm.

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A Brief History of Velvet

Once reserved for royalty, velvet has been wholly embraced since the Industrial Revolution made it more widely available. Calling to mind 1970s bohemia, the plush material continues to evolve with modern needs, recognised for its durability and luxurious finish across fashion and homewares.

To create the signature short pile, a special loom closely weaves together two layers of fabric which are then cut apart. The distinctive sheen is due to the density of the yarns and their even distribution. While silk thread is the traditional choice, alternative fibres determine the price and feel of the finished velvet.

Evidence suggests that ancient Egyptians used processes that mirror velvet manufacturing, indicating that this fabric (or one similar) has been around since 2000 BC. As the centuries marched on and Europeans tapped into the lustrous appearance of velvet, it was traded along the Silk Route and fast became associated with wealth and prosperity.

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Velvet Care Guide

Velvet is a soft, luxurious fabric that is thought to have originated in the East during the Middle Ages.

Velvet was traditionally woven from silk, enhancing its trademark lustre. It can also be made from cotton, wool and viscose, each resulting in a slightly different texture and sheen. Often, one type of yarn is used for the back, and another for the front, known as the pile. The raised loops and tufts of yarn are perfectly distributed to give the fabric a luxurious density and distinctive feel.

At TOAST we like velvet for its sumptuous and soft feel, and for it's soft shine that catches the light.

How to wash

When your velvet requires cleaning, we recommend to dry clean. This will protect the fabric finish as well as the interior structure of the garment.

You can freshen your velvet garment by using steam, or leaving in a steamy bathroom. This will help remove odours, lift the pile if it has been crushed, and remove creases. Always steam your velvet garments inside out and allow to air dry at room temperature.

How to dry & store

Velvet should always be hung, not folded. Folding will leave creases that are difficult to remove. Use a sturdy, preferably padded, hanger to prevent shoulder marks and avoid sagging.

For long-term storage, always use a breathable, washable fabric storage bag.