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FelinFach Welsh Blankets - 100% pure new wool traditionally woven in Wales

Welsh Blankets - Blaenffos and Narberth

March 21, 2020 1 min read

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

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Corona Virus 2019 - COVID-19

COVID-19

March 14, 2020 2 min read

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. 

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Mothers Day in the UK - Child give mother flowers to celebrate the day

Mother’s Day in Wales and in the United Kingdom

March 04, 2020 3 min read

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

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Welsh flannel cushions - handmade with piped seams - FelinFach

Welsh Flannel

February 28, 2020 3 min read

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.

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Portmeirion Village is located near to the Snowdonia National Park and the towns of Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudraeth

Portmeirion in Wales

February 26, 2020 3 min read

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

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St David's Day - St David, Patron saint of Wales - St David's Cathedral - Dydd Gwyl Dewi

St David's Day 2020 - Patron Saint of Wales

February 25, 2020 4 min read

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!!

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Welsh tapestry blanket back on the loom - FelinFach

Dinefwr Tapestry Back on the Loom

February 14, 2020 1 min read

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. 

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French Invade Britain at Fishguard bay at Carreg Wastad - FelinFach

France Invades Wales in 1797

February 14, 2020 4 min read

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!

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Welsh sheep breeds gazing in the hills of Wales - FelinFach Natural Textiles

Welsh Sheep

February 13, 2020 5 min read

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).

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100% natural dyes - Fe;linFach

Natural Dye Glossary

February 09, 2020 4 min read

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! 

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Calon Lan - Geiriau Cymraeg a Saesneg - Welsh and English Words

Calon Lân - Geiriau Cymraeg a Saesneg

February 02, 2020 2 min read

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.

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Llanddwyn Island - Ynys Llanddwyn and St Dwynwen, Patron Saint of Welsh Lovers

St Dwynwen's Day - Wales St Valentines Day

January 05, 2020 5 min read

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".

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