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The Oriole Mill | This is a close up of one of the mill’s matelasse coverlets. Although it looks quilted, the fabric is actually woven in this design. The top and bottom layers of fabric are made of Egyptian cotton, with New Zealand wool inside; once the fabric is washed (the finishing process) the wool shrinks slightly, causing this puckered look that resembles a quilt. The coverlet is fully reversible.

THE ORIOLE MILL, BETHANNE KNUDSON & STEPHAN MICHELSON #AmericanMadeAwards | The Oriole Mill stands for quality and innovative design, producing the finest artisanal textiles for the home, all from natural fibers. | www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88363/design/the-oriole-mill | www.theoriolemill.com

Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy. Featuring Gee’s Bend quilters Lucy Mingo & Mary Ann Pettway, quilter Joe Cunningham, boat builder Graham McKay & Lowell’s Boat Shop, artist Bethanne Knudson & Libby O'Bryan & The Oriole Mill, jewelry artist Shane Yamane, Etsy.