Welsh Blankets, Tapestry Blankets, Hand Dyed Yarn, Welsh Gifts
Promote Wales, Promote Love, Celebrate St Dwynwen's Day. St Dwynwen's Day is Wales' St Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 25th January and is the most romantic day in the Welsh calendar year. It is celebrated with the giving and receiving of cards and presents and by saying "I Love you" in Welsh, "Rwy'n dy garu di".
In the Welsh village of Cwm Gwaun (the Gwaun valley), near Fishguard in Wales, locals are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year, known as Hen Galan and Calennig, 13 days after everyone else. Back in the 1700s, the people of Cwm Gwaun used the Julian calendar and still do. New Years Eve is on 13th January!!!
On 26th December, FelinFach received its 300th customer review from a Margaret S. who purchased a Pen Dinas blanket. Her 5-star review stated "Beautiful blanket - Purchased the red gold / leaf green as a gift for my mother, who was delighted with it. Lovely warm colours and soft wool". See all customer reviews on FelinFach.com, Click here…
Christmas and New Year celebrations are a favourite time of the year, not least in Wales, including, Plygain (Christmas Carols between 3am and 6am), Noson Gyflaith (Toffee making evening), Mari Lwyd (A Grey Mare), Wassail (Hot mulled cider), Calennig (Trick or Treat, Welsh style) and New Year’s celebrations in Cwm Gwaun on 13th January each year!
Cilmeri (Cilmery or Kilmery) is a small village in Powys, mid-Wales but is of great historical importance to Wales. It is also a sad place, for it was there that the last Welsh-born Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd died. Llywelyn was killed in the battle of Irfon Bridge in a minor skirmish with the soldiers of England’s King Edward I on 11th December 1282
Our last posting day for Christmas 2019 UK residential addresses is 20th December. This is for “Next Day Deliveries” which should arrive on 21st or 23rd December. For International shipping see Blog for details. We use UK Royal Mail for international and UK shipping with "signed for and trackable" shipping
We are delighted to join other Exhibitors at the Hampton Court Christmas Festive Fayre on 6th – 8th December. Set within the walled, cobbled courtyards of Hampton Court, we will have our full range of Welsh blankets, Welsh Tapestry blankets, hand dyed scarves and yarn and our so, so cosy throws on show. Twilight Christmas shopping at its very best!
FelinFach is a long-term supporter of Welsh and UK organisations all of which demonstrate our support to the Welsh and UK wool, weaving and farming industries. We support weaving mills in Wales and create other local employment. We are an supporter of the Campaign for Wool, established to promote the sustainable use of UK wool
Country Homes and Interiors Christmas Show. FelinFach will be taking our Welsh blankets, Welsh tapestry blankets and all our handmade and hand dyed products to the Show. This Show is being held once again at the beautiful setting of Stonor Park, near Henley on Thames on 21st to 24th November 2019. The Show is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily. Stonor Park is an historic country mansion in the village of Stonor some four miles from Henley and 50 miles from London.
All of our Welsh blankets and throws are traditionally woven in limited numbers by men and women with personal care and attention - they are not mass-produced and do not involve computer programs! They are woven in a handful of local mills using age old looms with traditional skills and processes of yesteryear. We have collections including rare-breed and organically certified blankets, the iconic Welsh tapestry blankets and the classic honeycomb or waffle weave patterned blankets
Abbeycwmhir is a small village in Powys, mid-Wales and is the location of a ruined Cistercian Abbey originally built in 1143. The Abbey is the resting place of the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales, Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Following his death in battle with King Edward I at Cilmeri in 1282, his headless body was buried in the Abbey
FelinFach is pleased to join the Americymru network (Click here to visit) which is a great website for the Welsh, ex pats and persons of Welsh descent in the 'America's' and elsewhere and gives a Croeso/Welcome to the Welsh 'daiaspora'. Americymru seeks to provide a social network for the Welsh, persons of Welsh descent all over the world. The network is a place where members can share their experiences of Wales and engage in friendly debate in our forums.