Welsh Blankets, Tapestry Blankets, Hand Dyed Yarn, Welsh Gifts
Our Welsh blankets and throws are made from pure NEW wool and are a fantastic source of warmth and comfort. They vary in design, size and weight from heavyweight double weave blankets to lightweight lambswool throws and also the traditional honeycomb (or waffle) weave blankets. Traditionally woven in Wales
Our world here is Wales and the United Kingdom is experiencing an unprecedented event with the global spread of COVID-19. We want to let you know about the steps we're taking to be good citizens in our community but also to ensure that all your purchases will be delivered as normal per our Shipping Policies. Please stay safe.
Mother’s Day in Wales is the same date as for the rest of the UK, 22nd March 2020, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. In Welsh Mother’s Day is Sul y Mamau and Happy Mother’s Day in Welsh is Sul y Mamau Hapus. Mothers Day or Sul y Mamu is marked by the giving of cards, flowers and presents
Welsh Flannel was first produced in Montgomeryshire in mid-Wales, in towns such as Llanidloes and Newtown but it was Newtown that gained the reputation of being the capital of the Welsh Flannel industry! Whilst in England the description 'flannel' was also applied to a cotton fabric, in Wales it remained a term for woollen fabric.
Portmeirion is a tourist village in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. It is located just outside the Snowdonia National Park near to the villages and towns of Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog with majestic views over the river Dwyryd estuary. It was developed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976 and it also has two stunning hotels
St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and on 1st March each year is the feast day of Saint David commemorating the anniversary of his death in 589 AD. St David’s is the smallest UK city with an estimated population of 1,800. Celebrations are not done by half and not just on one day but are usually spread over a two-week period!!
Our Dinefwr tapestry, one of the most popular Welsh tapestry blankets, is going back on the loom! Dinefwr castle has amazing views of the Tywi valley from its hilltop location. We last visited on a rainy overcast day in Autumn hence the greys for the stone and skies with a touch of nutmeg for the fallow deer! Orders are being taken please email.
If asked when the last invasion of Britain was, most people remember the Norman invasion of 1066. But that is simply not true… The last invasion of Britain was near the town of Fishguard in west Wales. On February 22nd, 1797, the French army of 1500 men came ashore but eventually surrendered to a group of local women armed with pitchforks!
Wales has the largest number of sheep per person in the United Kingdom, it has its own indigenous breeds of sheep and its own sheep dog breed. Sheep farming is a key part of the agricultural economy in Wales. There are are over 10 million welsh sheep compared to 3 million people, an approximate 3 to 1 ratio (3 sheep for every 1 person in Wales).
FelinFach uses only natural dyes. The colours from natural dyes are enthralling, each will depend on where the dyestuff was grown, how it was harvested, the fibres being dyed, and the method of application. Hand dyed colours, dyed with natural dyes may be repeated but they can never be exactly the same - part of the beauty of a handmade product!
Cân Gymraeg yw Calon Lân a ysgrifennwyd yn wreiddiol fel emyn yn yr 1890au. Ysgrifennodd Daniel James geiriau Calon Lân a John Hughes y dôn. Yn ddiweddarach yn ei fywyd, defnyddiodd Daniel yr enw Barddol “Gwyrosydd”. Ganwyd Daniel yn Abertawe a John ym Mhen y Bryn, Sir Benfro.
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".