How To Buy
Blue Hen Blankets and Yarn, established in 2009, are made from wool shorn from the University of Delaware's flock of Dorset sheep at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Profits from the sale of Blue Hen Blankets and Yarn help to support the undergraduate large animal teaching programs of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
“Blue Hen Blankets make the perfect gift for graduation, special occasions of UD alumni and friends, or keeping warm during a Fightin' Blue Hens football game,” says Tom Sims, CANR deputy dean.
The 2010 production of blankets are available now. The wool provided to the mill produced 200 lap throws and 25 queen blankets. Once these are sold, customers will have to wait until a further production date (to be determined).
Two blankets sizes are available: lap throws ($100) and queen sized blankets ($175 are currently SOLD OUT). The un-dyed natural wool blankets are edged with blue in true UD spirit. Each blanket is labeled with an individual serial number. Customers can request a specific serial number subject to availability for a surcharge of $10 per item.
Blue Hen Yarn is ideal for making natural hand crafts. Four-ounce hanks of yarn are available in un-dyed natural ($10), blue ($12) and yellow ($12).
WHERE TO BUY
If you are not able to visit the Creamery and wish to buy a blankets, please complete the Blue Hen Blankets order form. Instructions are given on the form.
A limited number of throws and blankets with prime serial numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 11) have been reserved for an auction to occur later this year. Prices may vary.