Under wraps: British textile company Inigo Scout’s artist-edition blankets

Lambswool blankets
'Selvedge', by Kimvi Nguyen, is one of three limited-edition lambswool blankets launched this month by British textile company Inigo Scout
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Launching this month is Inigo Scout, a new luxury British textile company founded by husband and wife duo Josh and Lisa Robinson. Their first collection is comprised of a set of signed, artist-designed blankets, each in a limited edition of 60 pieces, and made of high quality lambswool, used in onlt the best blankets, supplied by Johnstons of Elgin in Scotland.

British Vietnamese artist Kimvi Nguyen is the creator of the ‘Selvedge’ blanket. Inspired by the warp and weft of Japanese selvedge denim, her piece features rich cobalt blues that contrast with white shades to create a palm-like design.

Behind ‘Shore’ is British artist Tim Robinson. His design idea is taken from the weaving waves of Suffolk's Aldeburgh coast, home to his studio. His blanket incorporates parallel lines of black, grey, and brown with a warm burst of yellow.

‘Microscopic’ is the final blanket in the collection, made by British artist Tim Fishlock, who took a closer look at his medium when it came to conceiving the design. Inspired by the appearance of wool fibres seen through a microscope, his blanket ties together grey and green hues and features a bold, layered crescent pattern.

The super-soft blankets may be meticulously crafted, but they also come with a cause; for each purchased, ten blankets will be given to children in need, with the help of registered charity partner ‘Knit For Peace’. The initiative was inspired by the Robinson’s twins, Inigo and Scout, who were born prematurely. The blankets in the collection symbolise the love and comfort provided by those donated to the family during this difficult time.

Says Josh: ‘When Inigo and Scout came through their tough early days, Lisa and I were determined to build a social enterprise that would bring warmth and comfort to children less fortunate than our own. The idea for "the world’s most beautiful blankets with a soul" embraced our shared passion for creativity, craftsmanship and entrepreneurialism and to give something back.’

These blankets, beautiful in more ways than one, will certainly warm the heart.

Rich cobalt blues

Inspired by the warp and weft of Japanese selvedge denim, her piece features rich cobalt blues that contrast with white shades to create a palm-like design

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Blanket comes packaged

Each blanket comes packaged in its own exclusive canvas wrap with leather stud detail

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Tim Robinson's Shore blanket

Tim Robinson's 'Shore' blanket, complete with artist signature, is inspired by the waves of Suffolk's Aldeburgh coast

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Inigo Scout

'Inigo Scout' claims each blanket comes 'with a soul'; for every artist-designed blanket purchased, ten blankets are given to children in need

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Blanket is woven

Super soft and heavy-weight, each blanket is woven on a jacquard loom via 35 production processes that date back to the 1700s

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The blankets

The blankets, like Tim Fishlock's 'Microscopic' are both practical and decorative

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The circular design

The circular design of Fishlock's blanket is inspired by the appearance of wool fibres viewed through a microscope and incorporates shades of green and charcoal

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Contemporary and cozy

Contemporary and cozy, each unique blanket will be enjoyed for years to come

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Available to order, £1100. For more information, visit Inigo Scout’s website

Photography: David James Clark