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Customers around the World

July 12, 2020 2 min read

FelinFach offers free UK shipping and subsidised international shipping to approx seventy countries around the world from Norway and Alaska to the Falklands and New Zealand. Shipping is "tracked and signed for" with choices of parcel insurance levels. All FelinFach products are available for worldwide shipping from a bar of handmade soap to a king sized, iconic Welsh tapestry blanket

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Campaign for Wool

June 27, 2020 7 min read

FelinFach is an official supporter of the worldwide Campaign for Wool. FelinFach has been part of this campaign for years which aims to promote wool generally but Welsh wool in particular and focuses on the sustainable attributes of wool as a natural fibre that meets an environmental agenda. The Campaign's mission aims to raise awareness of the unique benefits offered by wool

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Owain Glyndŵr Day, 16th September 2020

June 27, 2020 12 min read

Owain Glyndwr Day, 16th September, commemorates the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales. He is now a figure of mass culture in Wales, with statues and monuments alongside pub and street names remembering him…Owain Glyndwr, 1350 - 1416 was in the opinion of many, one of the greatest Welshmen of all time if not the greatest.

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Clearpay - Interest Free Payments

June 25, 2020 2 min read

Clearpay offers simple and affordable instalment plans for FelinFach online shoppers. Used by major UK retail brands such as Marks & Spencer, Clearpay allows you to purchase any products in four instalments. If you purchase an item for £100, you pay 4 instalments of £25. There is no additional cost to use Clearpay if you pay on time. All payments are interest-free and you will receive your order straight away.

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Welsh Poets

June 24, 2020 6 min read

In preparing any list of famous Welsh poets, there will be controversy and disagreements! There are nearly as many opinions on this subject as there are readers of Welsh poetry not only in Wales but worldwide. So here is just a selection of them, both past and present in alphabetical order, by surname...

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Welsh Phrases - Welsh Sayings

June 23, 2020 5 min read

Welsh Phrases, Welsh Idioms, Welsh Words and the Welsh Language. Here are the most popular words and phrases searched for in the Welsh language include, what's is Happy birthday, Thank you, Hello and I love you in Welsh. Also many request what does Cymru am Byth, Nadolig Llawen and Penblwydd Hapus mean in English. Currently approximately 20% of welsh people speak Welsh in Wales with an unknown number of Welsh Language speakers in England and internationally.

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Customer Message and COVID-19

June 07, 2020 1 min read

Our business is still operating (nearly) as normal and we are able to ship your orders although there is no NEXT DAY DELIVERY Option in the UK and delivery times are  generally one or two days slower both in the UK and internationally. We are following all the Government guidelines and are constantly monitoring the well-being of our staff and Partners. We will update you immediately if any of the above changes.

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New Wool Throws - Honeycomb weave blankets back in stock

June 06, 2020 2 min read

 A large contemporary throw, traditionally hand woven in Wales using 100% British wool. Carew has a multi-coloured natural warp of cream, light grey and dark grey, producing a lovely stripe. The throw is woven in a textured twill design using a solid colour weft. Also our traditional honeycomb weave pattern blankets are back in stock

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Welsh Tapestry Blankets - Back in Stock

April 25, 2020 1 min read

Our Welsh tapestry Collection is named ‘Hiraeth’ and nothing says Hiraeth more than an iconic Welsh tapestry blanket, baby blanket, throw or cushion. Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home, which can be loosely translated as 'homesickness'. Many claim 'hiraeth' is a word which cannot be translated, meaning more than solely "missing home."

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Sosban Fach

April 24, 2020 3 min read

Sosban Fach is a short, traditional Welsh song but it has become one of the Wales’ most famous. Just like with another famous Welsh song, Calon Lan, it is almost always sung in the Welsh language, whatever the occasion. Although Sospan Fach is sung with fervour at Welsh Rugby internationals, its is most famously associated with Llanelli or the Scarlets rugby teams.

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Welsh Rarebit

April 23, 2020 3 min read

Welsh rabbit (original spelling) or Welsh rarebit is a traditional but famous Welsh dish. Basically, it’s combination of hot melted cheese on toast which is a winning combination on any day. The first and most important thing to understand is that rarebit is not a word that is used in any other context. It only exists next to the word Welsh when referring to the dish Welsh rarebit

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Calon Lan

April 23, 2020 5 min read

Calon Lân is a Welsh language song written in the early 1890s. Daniel James, also known by his bardic name of Gwyrosydd, wrote the lyrics and John Hughes the tune. Although both Daniel and John both lived in Swansea, it was in Blaengarw that Daniel wrote the famous words allegedly on the back of a 'fag'  packet. Although Calon Lân has been translated into English, it is almost always sung in Welsh.

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