June 24, 2022 2 min read

NEW Welsh Tapestry Blanket Online

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.

Welsh tapestry Blanket - Conwy in Navy and off White - Hand woven in limited numbers with pure new wool, in Wales Welsh tapestry blankets - Conwy in Navy and off White - Hand woven in limited numbers with pure new wool, in Wales

Other Available Tapestry Blankets

Welsh tapestry blankets - Pierhead, named after the orange brick building in Cardiff Bay Welsh tapestry blankets - Draig Goch (Red Dragon Red)

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.

A FelinFach Tapestry Blanket on the loom

 

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.

 

About FelinFach

Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email Welsh Tartan Scarves Sheepskin Rugs

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves are all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Our candlessoaps and hair care products are all hand made. Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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Last update 23rd June 2022

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