You know what us Brits are like, as soon as the weather warms up we are outside chomping on sausages rolls and sandwiches. Any excuse for a picnic. And we don’t like soggy bottoms! So with that in mind, we have scoured the internet for the best picnic blankets that make alfresco dining a pleasure.
This is our favourite, for several reasons. First of all, it uses recycled wool and repurposes it to make what we can only describe as these stunning picnic blankets. The company uses recycled wool yarns for all of their products which you can view here. We were so impressed with their products and ethos that we promise you, once you visit their site you’ll be hard-pressed to leave without buying something. The best thing about ordering one of these picnic blankets is because they use recycled yarns you won’t know what colour yours will be until you receive it. Measures 120 x 150cm.
This is so lovely we’d like it as a throw! Handmade in Flint by Tweedmill on the edge of the River Dee from pure new wool, it has won House Beautiful’s silver award for best soft furnishing. Measures H130 x W170cm.
This rug has a water-resistant backing and is available in three different coloured patterns. Comes with a carry handle and measures 146cm x 132cm.
If you want a change from the striped woollen picnic blankets that look a little old-fashioned you might be interested in this one from Anorak. It’s made from 100% cotton with a water-resistant backing, and unlike most wool picnic blankets you can stick it in the washing machine and it won’t shrink. Has its own carry strap and measures 145x145cm.
This is a real bargain for such an unusual and quirky product. What we love about it is that there are lots of mix and match items in this range. For example, there’s a pheasant cool bag, a pheasant cushion and even napkins. The blanket is made from 100% cotton and features a water-resistant back. It measures 145cm x 140cm.
This picnic blanket is inspired by the blankets cowboys in the Wild West carried on their backs! A wool and cotton mix, it includes a leather carry strap. Measures 168x213cm.
Loads of different colours and patterns to choose from so if you don’t like this combo you are sure to find one you do. It features a durable waterproof canvas backing, is made with 100% wool and measures 145 x 183cm.
A simple, pretty and effective design. This polka dot pattern is in rainbow colours that’s repeated in the carry strap. The blanket is made from 100% cotton, it has a water-resistant PVC backing and is machine washable. It measures 144x130cm.