by Morgana . January 17, 2022 4 min read
Santes Dwynwen, 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". Show your proud Welsh heritage and point of difference by celebrating St Dwynwen's Day as opposed to Valentines Day!!
by Morgana . January 16, 2022 3 min read
Available in our yarn store are hand dyed yarns, dyed with 100% natural dyes only, Our hand dyed yarn is produced from the finest British wool in our FelinFach Dye Studio. By using excellent quality natural fibre, including locally sourced Welsh yarn as well as British yarn, and by sourcing botanical natural plant dye extracts, we are able to produce beautiful naturally dyed yarn, cotton and other fabrics.
by Morgana . January 15, 2022 2 min read
The Welsh Dragon is the heraldic symbol of Wales. Without doubt the country’s most recognisable symbol. The image is most notably seen on the flag of Wales. The flag consists of a red dragon, passant (which in heraldry terms indicates that the right foot raised), on a green and white background. Appreciate the Dagon Day, 16th January.
by Morgana . January 03, 2022 4 min read
Nobody loves natural fibres more than we do. Cotton, silk, cashmere, mohair and of course wool. We love them because they are less damaging to the environment, they are natural sustainable products, their breathable qualities make them soft and airy against the skin. It is therefore unfortunate that moths also like natural fibres and we need to control and eliminate them, preferably in a natural way!!!
by Morgana . December 31, 2021 5 min read
In the village of Cwm Gwaun, near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire in Wales, locals are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year, known as Hen Galan, 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!!!
by Morgana . December 26, 2021 1 min read
by Morgana . December 26, 2021 10 min read
Welsh blankets and throws have a long history, but today Welsh blankets are a modern-day fashion item. Iconic blankets and beautiful, soft to touch throws are a perfect balance of traditional and contemporary in any room or home. Hand woven in Wales with loving care and attention. Nothing says hiraeth more than an iconic Welsh blanket.
by Morgana . December 21, 2021 3 min read
In Cardiff, on 21st December 1955, crowds gathered at the City Hall in Cathays Park to hear the news that Cardiff had officially become the capital city of Wales. One day earlier, this decision had been announced in Parliament at Westminster in London. Cardiff had received its City Charter in 1905 and now 50 years later, in 1955, it had become the Capital City of Wales.
by Morgana . December 17, 2021 5 min read
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas and New Year celebrations 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!
by Morgana . December 09, 2021 7 min read
Cilmeri 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 on 11th December 1282 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. This date is commemorated in Wales with increased popularity
by Morgana . November 26, 2021 4 min read
Hiraeth is a Welsh word in everyday use in modern times. It is also one of a few Welsh words that is commonly used in the English language like bach and cwtch. There is no single English word that adequately translates the meaning of the word but it means a deep sense of longing, a yearning for that which has past, a sense of homesickness tinged with grief or sorrow over the lost or departed.
by Morgana . November 25, 2021 1 min read
For this weekend only, 25th to 29th November and whilst stocks last, buy any item over £100 and get 20% off any second item. The Discount Code should be used during the Checkout process.
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