The Art and Tradition

The Original Chatham Blanket

I learned everything about the wool blanket making process during this project, and that helped me to find the right mill to work with. I visited a few mills and studied details of the processes. I referenced Chatham archival material to correlate the current manufacturing methods of these mills with the historic processes of Chatham.

The Art and Tradition

The Original Chatham Blanket

Producing a vintage style wool blanket in the US today is a huge challenge. There are only four mills still operating that process wool and finish blankets in the same way. The Chatham mill, and countless others are long gone. The machinery and knowledge required is rarer and rarer.

  • Directed by Aaron Cassara
  • Content by Alex Chatham
  • Written by Alex Chatham
  • Special Thanks John Litschke

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