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  • November 18, 2023 2 min read

    Nothing Says Hiraeth More Than an Iconic Welsh Tapestry Blanket

    Sadly, only very limited numbers available - a collector's piece!

    Named Hiraeth (hiraeth translation), this tapestry blanket is a piece of Welsh weaving history. Woven on traditional looms at Melin Teifi, Ceredigion (now closed following the retirement of the Chief Weaver) they are the last of their kind. 

    The pattern is a Black and White Block Pattern. There is a Border at one end (the shorter side) of the tapestry in shades of red. It is woven in all sizes from Cot/Throw size to King size. They are a stunning addition to any home, traditional or contemporary. Looked after well, they will become a family heirloom of the future.

    Currently being cut, stitched and labelled, each blanket will have a unique number. Demand for these blankets will be very high and they will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Approximate Available Sizes

    Child Cot -   90 x 110 cms [35 x 43 inches]
    Child Cot -   90 x 110 cms [35 x 43 inches]
    Throw      - 180 x 112 cms [70 x 44 inches]
    Throw      - 180 x 112 cms [70 x 44 inches] 
    Single 1   - 180 x 225 cms [70 x 88 inches]
    Single 2   - 135 x 225 cms [53 x 88 inches]
    Double    - 210 x 225 cms [83 x 88 inches]
    King        - 232 x 225 cms [91 x 88 inches]

    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. None of our Welsh tapestry blankets for sale are mass produced.

     Welsh tapestry blanket - hiraeth 1 Welsh tapestry blanket Hiraeth 2
    Welsh tapestry blanket - hiraeth 5

    About FelinFach

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    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 18th November 2023

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