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...
Owain Glyndŵr Day, 16th September, commemorates the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. Today, he is a figure of mass culture in Wales, with statues, flags and monuments alongside pubs and street names remembering him. He is possibly one of the greatest Welshmen of all time if not the greatest. His name is still remembered and revered today.
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.
Be part of the worldwide celebrations for Roald Dahl's Day on Sunday 13th September 2020! Dahl’s story began in 1916 in when he was born at Villa Marie, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, a house name was named after the first wife. In 1918 his father, Harald, purchased a much grander property, Ty Mynydd (Mountain House in Welsh), a large farm of 150 acres in Radyr, near Cardiff.