FelinFach is an independent Welsh company based at a 200-year-old former flour mill in the Welsh speaking, Preseli mountain area of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. We design traditionally woven Welsh blankets and the iconicWelsh tapestry blanketswhich are woven for us in local mills in pure new wool. We use the fabrics from these local mills to make our handmade Welsh wool crafts. We use wherever possible, wool from quality rare-breed sheep.
In our yarn store, all thehand-dyed yarn is dyed with natural botanical plant-based colours and extracts. We also offer Craft Courses to learn how to dye with natural dyes.
We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring candles but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts.
The Naming of FelinFach
For many years, FelinFach operated from a room in the main house (the big mill) for sewing but when it became not big enough for work, it moved to a renovated studio building in the garden. We had spent ages thinking of a name for the business without anything making sense. Then inspiration - we had always called the studio building in the garden, the little mill and FelinFach means "little mill" in Welsh and from then on, the business name became FelinFach. The logo came from the two capital letter F's in our name, toppled over to form mountain peaks, symbolising the Preseli mountains where we live and work.
FelinFach Comes to Life
FelinFach had started as a 'pie in the sky vision' but had somehow turned into a real possibility for a rural business. As the website was developed, and as my workspace was built, the possibility of having a business began. On a personal note, I have been dyeing wool, knitting, sewing and quilting for longer than I care to remember and certainly willing to tell! But the opportunity had now arrived where I could spend more time on my favourite pastime designing and making Welsh wool blankets and throws, handmade quilts, cushions and hand-dyed yarns with natural colours - FelinFach had come to life.
Our company is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our ethos is defined in the three words, NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.