This is ADORABLE. The throw lives folded in half at the foot of our white velvet L-shaped couch as protection against dark socks or tired feet. The little puff ball fringes dangle all around the edge, and this is SO soft it is irresistible to touch. Does not shed at all. It is two layers, and they are not bound together except on the edges, so there is a shifting of the two sides when handling the throw. I may tack them together at three or four center points if it becomes too irritating to me; but that doesn't seem to be an issue and we have had the throw for at least three months now. Have not attempted to wash it yet, so don't know how that will affect the outcome.