Much has been written recently of the benefits of sleeping under a ‘weighted blanket’, sometimes described as a ‘gravity blanket’. So, what are weighted blankets and what are they for?
Supporters of this new type of blanket claim;
The weaving of Welsh Blankets was historically one of the most important industries in all parts of Wales. It was at its most prolific during the latter parts of the 19th and 20th century. The iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets have been woven in Wales for well over 100 years.
Welsh blankets are large heavy blankets, almost guaranteed to keep you warm on all weathers. These blankets are made using a traditional double-cloth construction that hasn’t changed much since the mid-1880s. This double-cloth structure creates practical, hard-wearing blankets and bold reversible patterns that Welsh tapestry blankets have become famous for. The reversible nature of the blankets means it's like having two blankets for the price of one! Whilst not as heavy as these new weighted blankets, by any standards Welsh blankets are considered to be a heavy blanket.
Welsh blankets are not manufactured, they are traditionally woven by hand on Dobcross looms. They contain only wool, a fully sustainable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly product. As we all know, wool grows each year on the back of a sheep!!!
Assuming that the claims for improved sleep are true by sleeping under a heavy blankets, the natural way to achieve this is by investing in an iconic, traditional Welsh blanket. Looked after and cared for well, it will last a lifetime...
FelinFach is a long term supporter of many Welsh and UK organisations all of which demonstrate our commitment and support to the Welsh and UK wool, weaving and farming industries. We support the remaining weaving mills in Wales and create other local employment. We are an official supporter of the Campaign for Wool, an organisation established to promote the sustainable use of UK wool and we are also members of Global Welsh and Wales International
Country Homes and Interiors Christmas Show. FelinFach will be taking our Welsh blankets, Welsh tapestry blankets and all our handmade and hand dyed products to the Show. This Show is being held once again at the beautiful setting of Stonor Park, near Henley on Thames on 21st to 24th November 2019. The Show is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily. Stonor Park is an historic country mansion in the village of Stonor some four miles from Henley and 50 miles from London.
Christmas Festive Fayre, 6th–8th December 2019. We are delighted to join the Humblecountry Events team at a haven of Christmas goodies and gifts, set within the walled cobbled courtyards of Hampton Court. We will be joined by a collection of our gorgeous home-ware exhibitors at the fabulous Festive Fayre, nestled in amongst the carol singers and the Christmas trees, and lit with plentiful festoon lighting. This really will be twilight Christmas shopping at its very best!