Getting Down To Basics with Blankets

USES OF PHOTO BLANKETS.

Photo blankets provide an excellent way to recall yesterday’s events and enjoy the current moments. They also display to our children who we were and the journey we have taken to reach where we are. We post our photos on social media and those sites store our digital memories. Those memories are turned into fantastic art by a beautifully woven blanket.

Photo blankets can show off a group of photos just like the olden scrapbooks. Images of family weddings, anniversaries and birthdays can be woven into a photo blanket. You can hang it on a wall, or over the couch, or on a bed. A picture blanket enables you to become warm and happy.Don’t let your photos waste away online or in shoe boxes. Photos and memories you don’t want to forget about and make a photo blanket.

Historically, photo blankets used to tell a story or reveal past events and were made of thick cloth which had images of people, objects and symbols. Long ago, people used blankets as a method of communication through storytelling, honoring dead, and it was a respected form of art. Modern photo blankets have changed to modern techniques and more efficient, but the primary meaning has not changed much. People show photos to represent memories and reveal history.

Photo blankets can also be offered and received as presents. They can also be used in homes decor on furniture coverings and as decorative displays or photograph. You can give photo blankets to couples or individuals as wedding, birthday, Christmas, baby or anniversary gifts.

The main types of photo blankets are woven, knitted and dyed photo blankets. Woven photo blankets are made using digital software that scans a picture, creates a pattern and then creates a woven picture blanket using various colored yams. There are two varieties of a woven photo blanket: an afghan photo blanket and a tapestry photo blanket. The difference between the Afghan photo blanket and the tapestry photo blanket is that the yam used in an Afghan photo blanket is the same width in both horizontal and vertical directions while a tapestry photo blanket is made with a yam of two different diameters.

A knitted photo blanket is made using a machine that uses the same scanning process and pattern process by knitting the yams together in a looping technique. Most photo blankets are made up of limited colors caused by the knitting process and the continuous thread forming loops in the process.

A dyed photo blanket is the most recent type of photo blanket and is made by printing dye onto fabric from a digital photo. This the type has the sharpest clarity and gives room for unlimited colors.