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!
Candlemas Day, 2nd February each year, is an important celestial day as it is halfway between the shortest day of the year (21/22 December) and the Spring Equinox 21/22 March). Ancient folklore foretells that the worst of winter is over. In both heathen and Christian calendars, it is a day for lighting candles and celebrating the return of the light.
Learn the hand dyeing process with natural dyes in the SA37 post code area of Pembrokeshire. This one-day craft course will introduce you to hand dyeing with botanical dyes using cellulose fibres – (plant-based fibres) cotton, linen, bamboo etc. This is an introduction or refresher workshop which will provide you with the core skills needed for you to build upon and develop in your own time.
Our Craft Courses Diary contains the bookable courses from March to October 2023. They include, Half-day 'Taster' courses, 1 day dyeing Protein fibres, animal fibres such as sheep wool, yak, alpaca etc, 1 day dyeing Cellulose fibres, plant-based fibres such as cotton, linen, hemp etc and 2 days combining both Cellulose and Protein fibres. If the bookable dates do not suit, email with your desired dates and we'll do our best to arrange.
Learn how to hand dye yarn with natural dyes on our natural dyeing craft courses in Pembrokeshire, Wales. We are based in the SA37 post code in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. All workshops are held in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. The exact location together with directions and a map will be provided well in advance of each workshop.
In the Welsh villages in Cwm Gwaun, near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, local people are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year, known as Hen Galan, 13 days after everyone else. The people of Cwm Gwaun use the Julian calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the commonly used Gregorian calendar.
Ultimate last-minute gift for any occasion, a digital eGift Card. Give them the gift of choice with a FelinFach gift card, from £10. eGift Cards are sent instantly by email after purchase to the email entered at checkout. Easy! Our gift cards are NOT time limited. Gift cards can be used to purchase any product on this website, including Craft Courses and Workshops.
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!
UK Christmas last order date is 18th December 2022, and those parcels will be posted on 19th December with Royal Mail or Parcelforce "signed for and tracked" Express 48 service. Our digital Gift Cards can be ordered up to midnight on 24th December for immediate email delivery. Recommended last posting dates for international shipping are detailed in this Blog Post.
New in the Yarn shop includes Autumn & Winter colours in hand dyed yarn, dyed with natural dyes only. New products from Thread and Maple, muud living, Cohana and Cocoknits. All cleverly designed for crafters, makers and knitters. New magazines and books for crafters, makers and knitters. Amirisu, Faire, Laine and Selvedge. New Yarn Bowls - all individually handmade. Lastly our Craft Courses dates for 2023 are now available.
Cilmeri is a small village in mid-Wales of great historical importance – it was here on 11th December 1282 that the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales, Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was killed in battle with King Edward of England’s soldiers. The place where Llywelyn fell was marked in 1902 by a stone obelisk, but this was replaced in 1956 by a block of granite (from Trefor Quarry in Llywelyn's native Caernarfonshire) embedded in a plinth set on a low mound.
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