Our Conwy blanket, in Navy and off White is available for sale online from 23rd June 2022 in all sizes from Throw size to King size. A Welsh tapestry blanket is the absolutely icon of the Welsh woollen industry. Our sizes are a generous true to size - if it says a single, double or king then that is the bed it will fit from head to foot and draped at the bed sides. (Size Guide). All our Welsh tapestry blankets and throws are hand woven on traditional looms from pure new wool. They are a stunning addition to any home, traditional or contemporary. Looked after well, they will become a family heirloom of the future.
Other Available Tapestry Blankets
Welsh Tapestry Blankets - Hiraeth Collection
All our Welsh tapestry blankets are part of the ‘Hiraeth’ Collection, and nothing says Hiraeth more than an iconic Welsh tapestry blanket (also known as Welsh rugs) , baby blanket, throw, or cushion.
Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home, which can be loosely translated as 'nostalgia', or, more commonly, 'homesickness'. Many claim 'hiraeth' is a word which cannot be translated, meaning more than solely "missing something" or "missing home."
Hand Woven Blankets - How are they woven?
Using pure new wool on a 1930's Dobbcross loom, each step to produce the tapestry or floor rug is woven by hand using the skills and processes of yesteryear. There can be between 1700 to 2500 individual warp threads that are tied on to the heddles of the loom by hand. The ‘double weave’ design produces reversible blankets that are practical, hard-wearing and genuinely warm. Our range of tapestry cushions complement each of these beautiful Welsh tapestry blankets. None of our Welsh tapestry blankets for sale are mass produced.
Double Weave Cloth - 2 blankets for the price of one!
Welsh tapestry blankets are hand woven made in limited numbers in a double cloth fabric. This weaving design produces a patterns on both sides of each blanket resulting in a fully reversible blanket.
Many of these patterns were owned by Welsh mills and some of their names are still used today. For example, some of the most popular include Caernarfon, which is also called the Portcullis design, Pennsylvania and Dyffryn. The main features of these patterns are the bright colours, geometric designs and the reversible nature of the material.