June 21, 2021 2 min read
Learn or develop your skills in our FelinFach Dye Studio. Located in the north Pembrokeshire countryside, our natural dyeing workshops are held in a purpose designed Dye Studio. All the yarn and scarves for sale on this website have been hand dyed with natural dyes by the Tutor of these Workshops - Hand Dyed Yarn - Hand Dyed Scarves.
The workshops have one Tutor and a maximum number of six students. We guarantee to hold each workshop irrespective of the number of students unless there is some unavoidable reason to cancel.
All equipment and materials you need are provided. This includes all the yarn you need to learn natural dyeing, gloves and an apron. A notebook is also included for you to start your own Dye Reference record. By providing all you need, we hope that it will help you concentrate on the workshop and learn as much as you can.
Taking in so much in a one-day workshop can sometimes be daunting - so to help you turn your workshop learning into practice, our workshops include 30 days post workshop email support to make sure your practical experience turns into natural dyeing at home.
The workshops are held at the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio in a rural location in the SA37 post code area, near to the villages of Blaenffos, Boncath and Crymych, Pembrokeshire.
COVID 19 - If Government requires us to cancel a workshop, you can choose to have a full refund or be transferred to another Workshop at a later date.
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 and other handmade products. We also offer Welsh tartans, Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Lastly, workshops 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.
Last update 12th July 2021
July 16, 2021 4 min read
Nobody loves natural fibres more than we do. Cotton, silk, cashmere, mohair and of course wool. We love them because they are less damaging to the environment, they are natural sustainable products, their breathable qualities make them soft and airy against the skin. It is therefore unfortunate that moths also like natural fibres and we need to control and eliminate them, preferably in a natural way!!!
July 11, 2021 3 min read
All of FelinFach's hand dyed yarn and fabric are dyed using natural dyes, both plant and insect extract natural dyes on site at our FelinFach Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Our dye recipes include traditional and natural dye stuff such as Indigo, Madder, Weld, Indigo, Logwood to name a few. There is a beauty and depth of colour to natural dye that becomes more beautiful with age
July 10, 2021 3 min read
Offas Dyke is a 177 mile (285 kilometre) footpath that was officially opened on 10th July 1971. It is one of Britain's National Trails and is also Britain’s longest ancient monument. In the 8th century, King Offa of Mercia erected this wide border rampart to separate Wales and England. Much later, in 1971 Offa's Dyke path was placed alongside it, from Chepstow in South Wales to Prestatyn in the North.