Our Exclusive “Knock-Off” version of the Baker’s Plaid!
Here is the story behind our exclusive throws…..WHEW, what a story it is!
In the beginning stages of planning the online store, I was searching the internet for local retailers of good quality throws. The name caught my eye first, Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers, abbreviated as WHEW Inc., then I was drawn to learning more about the amazing duo who create these hand spun beauties and decided to approach them on creating a pattern specifically for Exclusively Equine Gifts & Decor.
Dar and Charly are the weavers and masterminds behind WHEW Inc. Their passion for weaving is obvious as you get a glimpse of hundreds of throws as you walk through the door of their quaint shop located in Bomanville, Ontario. I was immediately drawn to the lustrous quality of each and every throw, meticulously folded on hangers in colour groups with endless unique pattern options. I expressed my desire to have a pattern exclusively made to reflect a universal equestrian theme and to be versatile for any home, after much discussion and creative flair, the dynamic duo created the first called “Catherine” throws symbolizing a favorite equestrian pattern in wonderfully warm ruby, sapphire & bronze tones.
I quickly came to appreciate the quality of Kid Mohair and the features and benefits of this yarn and what makes it so special…..this I wish to share with you!……
“Yarn spun from the long silky fibres produced by the Angora goat is soft with a luxurious rich luster and enviable strength. Mohair will not crush or pill and will resist wrinkling and shrinking, providing good insulation even when wet.
Kid Mohair, which is from the first shearing of the young goat, lacks the scales (irritating) and dander (allergy trigger) found in wool fibre and is non-irritating, even to people with sensitive skin. Unlike the adult mohair which is strong but pricky on the skin, it is as soft as silk to the touch. Our favourite yarn is a classically spun design which provides maximum strength and pure kid mohair surface, or nap. This yarn is spun around a core of wool which is coated in kid mohair fibres and then bound with a very fine filament of nylon for strength.
WHEW brushed kid mohair throws are warmer, lighter and more durable than throws made of other natural or synthetic yarns. They are perfect for cool summer evenings as well as cosy winter nights by the fire!” – Dar & Charly
Exclusively Equine Gifts & Decor are proud to have our own branded and exclusive throws hand woven by WHEW Inc., unsurpassed quality like non-other. Our price is consistent with WHEW Inc., a worthy, lifetime investment for you and your home!