News

We're Adding Pillows from Røros February 02 2017

Over the years we have offered pillows as an adjunct to our beautiful lines of blankets. But now, and over the next few weeks we will be bringing you new items from the great designers at Røros Tweed. We love them and we think you will too! The additions are: the Agnes, Asmund and Berg pillows so far, have a look and let us know what you think.

Wellesley Marketplace November 25 2014

This past Saturday we participated in the Wellesley Marketplace run by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club in Wellesley Massachusetts. We can truly say that it was one of the most impressively run and presented selling for charity events we have ever experienced. Since 1950, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club has received citations from the General Federation, the Sears-Roebuck foundation, the Liberty-Mutual award, and from scores of philanthropic organizations and Lufina Wovens was proud to be a part of this event.

The turnout was fantastic; some 175 vendors and over 3,000 attendees all looking to shop for the great causes supported by the WHJWC. We met some wonderful people there who showed tremendous interest in the products offered by Lufina Wovens. This certainly went a long way in our minds toward proving that the appeal of beautiful and luxurious items will always be popular. And, that warming our homes and our loved ones in it with decorative blankets and throws will alway be in fashion and appeal to all who appreciate great accents in their homes.

We made some great new friends and saw many that we have know for some time. This is an annual event that we look forward to participating in for many years to come. In addition, Lufina Wovens ran its own raffle and what a great response we got from the crowd. The drawing was completed and this week we will send the winner a beautiful Alpaca throw just in time for the winter season. 

   


We're Giving Away a Blanket for Fall September 16 2014

 Our Fall 2014 blanket giveaway (#FallGiveaway) is underway. 

To celebrate our success over the last year, and to introduce more people to the wonderful collections of blankets and throws that weve assembled from five great weavers around the world, we are giving away a beautiful baby alpaca throw from our Alicia Adams collection. 

The Border throw's value is $495 and it is a uniquely styled throw that exhibits simple elegance at its best. Its dual tones are complimentary and allow for use in many environments regardless of the color palette in virtually any room in your home.

 

Just go to: http://goo.gl/p8wgYb to enter to win. We are accepting entries until September 30th and plan to announce the winner on October 1st. It's a great opportunity for our fans and others to experience the feel and comfort of a blanket woven from the softest baby alpaca wool. We wish you luck and hope to see you back soon and often.

 


Alpacas Come in Two Varieties July 03 2014

It's a fact that 90% of the fabrics and products made from alpaca fleece are from the more common Huacaya variety. Basically, a short fleeced alpaca, the Huacaya produces wavy, highly crimped fleece that closely resembles wool. The Huacaya represents 90% of the world's alpaca population while the less common Suri alpaca makes up the balance. Its fleece is long, straight, silky, extremely lustrous and ideal for making long-pile fabrics.

       

The Huacaya and Suri alpacas produce fiber that is as soft as cashmere while being warmer, lighter and stronger than wool. Alpaca fiber comes in more colors than any other fiber producing animal, 22 colors are recognized by the textile industry, and there are many blends in addition to that. Alpacas are shorn for their wonderful fleece each year. Each annual shearing produces an average yield of 5 pounds of fleece. The fleece, and fiber that is spun from it, is then turned into the most luxurious garments, blankets and other home decor items in the world. This cashmere-like fleece, once reserved for Incan royalty, is now enjoyed by spinners and weavers around the world.

Alpacas trace their origin back to South America where they are primarily found in Peru, Bolivia and Chile. However due to their incredible environmental adaptability alpaca breeding ranches are found thriving around the world. In their homeland, one can find them roaming at elevations of up to 15,000 feet. Temperature variations of up to 30 degrees in a day are simply no problem for them. They feed on pasture grass and their "padded" hooves are very gentle on their surroundings.

Our thanks goes out to the Alpaca Farm Gruettner in Germany and Island Alpaca in the USA for the use of much of the information and photos we are sharing with you here. We also had the opportunity to visit Island Alpaca to witness the personalities and gentleness of these wonderful animals.

We, at Lufina Wovens, are proud to have many blankets, throws and pillows for sale on our site that are made from the beautiful and luxurious fibers these creatures produce. Visit our site at: lufinawovens.com to see the great items being offered there.


Beautifully Made. Simply Luxurious. September 10 2013

It's here...Fall in New England is settling upon us. The air is turning crisp. The apples are ready for picking. The leaves are just beginning to show hints of color at their edges. Soups and stews are simmering on stove tops. Kids have headed back to school and the excitement and beauty of a new season breathes fresh life into us. I feel so blessed to live in a place where the seasons change. I feel renewed and reinvigorated with every seasonal change. So how appropriate is it that with the birth of this new season, that we launch, with much excitement, our new online shoppe ...Lufina Wovens.

Lufina Wovens was an idea born from our passion for all things beautifully made and simply luxurious.

We were given a gift of a Røros Tweed blanket for our wedding a few years ago. Frankly, we were not familiar with Røros Tweed at the time, so of course, we did a little research. What we discovered was a Norwegian company rich in tradition and history that has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940, building on local tradition that dates back for centuries. We were in love. Not just with each other, but with the blanket, and the idea of these gorgeous handmade textiles and the craftsmanship that is uniquely part of each one.

That one lovely gift sparked an idea to seek out similarly crafted and beautifully made blankets, pillows and throws and make them available in one elegant and lovely shoppe...hence Lufina Wovens. 

We will continue to seek out, the finest home textiles and share them you as we discover them. In the meantime we hope you love our collection as much as we do. Happy shopping!

Luanne