The coarse blankets I bought at the army surplus store seemed sturdy enough to build a yurt, if you should need one. After hot washing, and drying, they were subdued and somewhat softened. I believe the ivory ruffled one is a British blanket, and the brown is Irish. I wove this runner with a diamond twill pattern, all over, but most visible in the ivory bands, using almost all of the sturdy brown, boots-on, blanket. It is quite thick, 22" wide, and almost 7ft in length. It is deeply textured like an oversize Oreo cookie. It seems at home in the snowy woods.