2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is May 9th. Honor the important women in your life with a unique gift she is sure to love. See our 2021 Mother's Day Gift Guide.
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Celebrating 53 Years

Take a look back on five decades of history with us on our anniversary to see how we grew from a handweaving studio to the multi-faceted business of today.
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Ricotta Pie | A Sweet Collaborate with Nantucket Private Chef, Fare Isle

We've partnered with Nantucket private chef, Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle to bring you this spring inspired Torta di Ricotta. Flavored with lemon, locally sourced honey, and Effie's Homemade Biscuit crust.
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What's New at 51 Main Street

While winter gives us time for a brief pause and an opportunity to become re-inspired, spring is the moment it all comes alive. As warmer weather becomes more common and Nantucket's landscapes blossom with new growth, our shop is refreshed as well. Restocked with new furniture, home accessories, artwork, found antiques and island keepsakes, our shop at 51 Main Street is ready to welcome a new season. See what's new.
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Bringing Sustainability to the Table

Surrounded by the sea, the ecosystem it harbors, and our exquisite shorelines, we are continually reminded to protect what Mother Nature has gifted us. As 2020 became the year that paper products ran out, the call to cut back on single-use products in favor of re-usable linens was clear. See what makes our Kitchen Towels & Cotton Dinner Napkins the more eco-friendly option and why we're making the switch permanent. 
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The 5 Best Blankets for Winter

As winter brings its waves of sharp winds and occasional snow storms, we reach for what brings us tranquility and comfort as we settle in at home for the season. In these next few months, we will fill our homes with warmth and softness as decorous style makes way for functional comfort. With hardy soups and warm teas comes our favorite winter essential for welcoming winter's chill: a luxurious handwoven blanket. We are sharing our 5 best blankets for winter to help keep you cozy and find the most suitable for wherever you live. 
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Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gifts

What we're gifting and putting on our wish list this year. 
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The Gift Guide

Welcoming the season of good tidings and gratitude after this year, which means it's time for a little shopping. We have compiled our 2020 Gift Guide to provide you with ideas that will send reminders of the island as well as your best wishes for the holidays.
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Savoring Summer: Tomato Salad Two Ways Recipe

We're happy to share with you two recipes for a fresh take on your late summer harvests. Whether your produce is from your own garden, freshly picked from Bartlett's Farm, or collected from Sustainable Nantucket's Saturday farmer's market, these recipes are a taste of summer that celebrates the close of a beautiful season.    
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Taking it to the Beach

Reimagining the beach picnic for an elevated & social distanced dining experience. 
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2020 Nantucket Looms Scholarship Recipient | Mariel Jelleme

Read about the Nantucket Looms Scholarship fund and Mariel Jelleme's, this year's recipient, dreams of using art to help & heal others. 
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The 2020 Father's Day Gift Guide

We are here to help you celebrate dad this Father's Day with a gift that appeals to his favorite activities. From reading to sailing to cooking to playing games, our Father's Day Gift Guide is filled with unique gifts to honor the special men in your life.
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The 2020 Mother's Day Gift Guide

We put together collections of gifts that can be helpful, while remaining thoughtful and special during this time. Whether she is a comfort seeker, ready to enjoy a FaceTime cocktail with loved ones, or appreciative of things that help look forward to better days, let us send your love to her.   
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Nantucket Looms' Response to COVID-19

Keeping our community healthy & safe.    
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Introducing the Windswept Throws

Inspired by the island's desolate, winter landscapes, learn about the making of our new Handwoven Windswept Throws and their connection to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifting isn't always easy, so we're here to help. Browse our list of favorites to gift this year that your loved ones will be sure to cherish.
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A Walk Through the Neighborhood : A look into this year's the Nantucket Project Lounge designed by Nantucket Looms Interiors

For the sixth year in a row, Nantucket Looms Interiors has had the pleasure of designing the lounge at The Nantucket Project (TNP).  Read on to learn the idea behind the design. 
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The Favorites: The Throws We Love and Why

We love our throws! As one of the few production hand weaving studios in the United States, we take pride in the fact that all of our throws are crafted right here on Main Street, Nantucket. Mohair, Cotton, Alpaca and Cashmere- each has its own unique qualities. Master Weaver, Rebecca Peraner, takes us through what she loves most about each fiber and our staff names their favorites. Read on below.
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Woven in Time | Our appreciation for the Nantucket Historical Association

It is in or shared reverence for history that make Nantucket Looms and the Nantucket Historical Association natural collaborators. In honor of our relationship, we are taking a look back at the projects that have brought us together, celebrating the island’s rich history while working to preserve it for future generations.
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Top Shelf Advice: 10 Quick Tips for Accessorizing Your Bookshelves

10 effortless ways to accessorize your bookshelves with unique pieces and personality that speaks to you.   
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In Celebration of the the Female Creators, Collaborators and Entrepreneurs We Work With

As a female operated business for the past 26 years. It is no coincidence that much of the Looms staff, artisans and vendors who we collaborate with are also women. As a tribute to the talent that we surround ourselves with, we are highlighting a few of these collaborations.   
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Nantucket Looms Scholarship with the Nantucket Community Foundation

To mark our 50 year anniversary in 2018, Nantucket Looms established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Nantucket High School interested in pursuing a career in fiber arts, textile design or interior design. In this day and age, where young people’s lives are increasingly technology-focused, we would like to provide concrete financial support to nurture one student’s creative spirit, and in so doing, help keep the arts alive. Meet our recipients >   
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2019 Father's Day Gift Guide

We have compiled an assortment of gifts for the man in your life who is either your own dad, the father to your children or perhaps someone who has loved you like family.
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At the Table with The Proprietors | In Honor of the Nantucket Wine and Food Festival

To get in the spirit, we teamed up with one of our favorite island bar and eateries, The Proprietors.  Using the backdrop of their oak bar and in their simple, yet elegant dining room, we photographed our newest line of tabletop accessories  Cheers to the delightful  pairing of two island businesses!
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2019 Mother's Day Gift Guide

This year, to help narrow down the search for the perfect Mother's Day gift, we're looking for inspiration within the lessons we've learned from and the memories we shared with our moms. We're sharing with you our favorite life skills our mothers have taught us and how they've shaped our gift making decisions
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Inspired By the Nature That Surrounds Us

For decades, the Grey Lady has been a muse for artists, writers, musicians and craftsman alike. Being surrounded by Nantucket's natural beauty everyday, it is impossible to ignore her influences. The blue of the crashing wave as it meets the tan sand, every green blade of seagrass, swaying in the wind, or the looming clouds of a passing storm, tempting artists to translate their energy into tangible works of art.
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Winter On Nantucket: 9 more Things To Do

Based on the popularity of our blog 'Winter on Nantucket: 7 Things to Do', we thought we would share even more of our favorite activities to help make it through the final stretch of winter.
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Behind the collection

It is no coincidence that the staff of Nantucket Looms are either artists themselves or collectors -or both. To be surrounded by original works of art every day-wood carvings, paintings, embroidered narratives, sculptures made of glass- while getting to know each artist on a personal level, encourages our own love for accruing art and curiosities. Read on to hear our Staff and Owners share their favorite pieces in their collections.
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The 2019 Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Although Valentine’s Day isn’t an official holiday, it is one of our favorites since it is opportunity to let those closest to you- siblings, your parents, your partner and/or your kids know how much you love them. A day of love! What’s not to like about this day? And since we are in the business of creating and curating gifts, we thought we’d share with you our list of items that we would either like to give or receive this Valentine’s Day. And if you choose not to spend money on this special day, we’d still like to encourage you to express your love in any way that is meaningful.
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50 Years of Gratitude

One could say few things change on Nantucket. The seasons change- that’s a given- and sometimes the restaurants, but little else. In fact, Nantucket is so well preserved that it feels frozen in time, which is why so many love this historic island tucked 30 miles at sea. 
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