Wool blankets and throws and traditional hand weaving are at the heart of FelinFach's ethos of "Natural, Traditional, Handmade". All of our wool blankets are traditionally hand woven in Wales on age old looms using the skills and methods of times gone by. Whilst the weaving methods are traditional, our designs, patterns and colours range from not only the traditional but also the contemporary.
All of our Welsh blankets and throws are traditionally hand woven in limited numbers by men and women with personal care and attention - they are not mass-produced and do not involve computer programs! They are woven in a handful of mills in Wales using age old traditional looms and are now synonymous with craftsmanship, heritage, quality and provenance.
Wales has the largest number of sheep per person in the United Kingdom, it has its own indigenous breeds of sheep and its own sheep dog breed. Sheep farming is a key part of the agricultural economy in Wales. There are are over 10 million welsh sheep compared to 3 million people, an approximate 3 to 1 ratio (3 sheep for every 1 person in Wales).
Our Treftadaeth Collection is a celebration of Welsh heritage, either in remembrance of an event or a person that shaped the Country we have become. It also celebrates Wales’ woollen industry and weaving history. This Collection will include Welsh wool blankets and throws that are woven using fleece sourced within Wales. FelinFach buys the whole clip from the smallholding and the process from this fleece to our blanket or throw is completed in Wales - each blanket or throw will have a provenance proving it is a genuine Welsh Product from ‘fleece to throw’
Wales is famous for its Welsh wool industry and its blankets and throws and in particular, the iconic Welsh tapestry blankets from its early history to modern times. They are showcased in the National Wool Museum of Wales in the Teifi Valley. The museum is a National Heritage Site.