Over 26 square yards of custom fabric in the largest Albrea Throw create a naturally weighted experience that you have to feel to believe! The patent pending stitching patterns, sewn with elastic thread, create a unique puckering stretchable fabric, designed to make an extremely warm, soft, luxurious throw. They are handmade by either the designers themselves or by local artisans in the USA. The natural weight of the throw, because of all the yardage, has been used for those with anxiety and autism reducing stress. One of the goals of the artists is to help the user calm themselves in a simple and natural way. Using trapped air for warmth, it also creates a rich texture that is not only beautiful, but also allows for stretching. An Albrea is a very unusual and comforting throw that actually hugs you back when using it.