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Welsh Blankets, Tapestry Blankets, Hand Dyed Yarn, Welsh Gifts

Wool Blankets - Blanket Stitch or Fringes Finish

June 15, 2019 1 min read

Customers regularly ask us two questions. Either, can I have this blanket with a fringes finish, or can I have this blanket with a blanket stitch finish? The simple answer to both questions, in most cases, is Yes! If you tell us what you require, we can usually do either finish.

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Hand Dyed Yarn - Natural Dyes

June 14, 2019 5 min read

Hand dyed yarn, dyed with natural dyes at the FelinFach Dye Studio - we do not use synthetic or dye colours. We dye in small numbers to ensure quality of dye uptake and to try and ensure a consistent colour between skeins. Although acid dyes are the most popular method to dye wool or fabric, hand dyed yarn, dyed with natural plant-based dyes remains a hand crafted product, sometimes unique but always never mass produced

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Welsh Alphabet - Yr Wyddor

June 07, 2019 3 min read

The Welsh alphabet contains 29 (yes not twenty-six as in English) letters but is written in the Latin alphabet just like many languages including English, French, Italian and others. There are no silent letters as is with English. Every letter has a sound in spoken Welsh.

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Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival

May 31, 2019 3 min read

FelinFach is primarily an on-line Shop but also visits numerous festivals and craft fairs throughout the year. Our first major event of the year will be at the Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival on 1st June 2019 in the Humble Country Events Country Village Marquee

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Welsh National Anthem

May 30, 2019 4 min read

The Welsh National Anthem - Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) was composed by father and son Evan and James James in 1856 in Pontypridd. It is an iconic National Anthem and is generally considered to be among the finest anthems of the world. History and lyrics.

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Hiraeth Collection - Welsh Tapestry Blankets

May 23, 2019 2 min read

Our Welsh tapestry Collection is named ‘Hiraeth’ and nothing says Hiraeth more than an iconic Welsh tapestry blanket. Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for home or 'homesickness'. This Collection remains one of our customers favourites.

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Enfys - Old Favourite back in Stock

May 08, 2019 1 min read

Enfys is one our old favourites and is now back in stock in a variety of colours. Enfys, meaning rainbow in Welsh, is a good sized multi colour 100% wool throw. The throw has a multi colour warp and a solid weft creating a lovely stripe effect and finished with a purled fringe

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Welsh Societies Worldwide

May 01, 2019 2 min read

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Moth Repellent the Natural Way

April 30, 2019 4 min read

Nobody loves natural fibres more than we do. Cotton, silk, cashmere, mohair and of course wool, we work with them all! We love them because they are natural sustainable products and their distinctive textures are great for fashions and home décor. 

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Wonderwool Wales

April 26, 2019 2 min read

Wonderwool Wales is the premier wool and natural fibre event in Wales. The event is held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, in Mid-Wales. It is an annual event, held over a weekend, 27th -28th April in 2019, and it has become a firm fixture in the diaries of all wool fans

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Calan Mai - May Day

April 25, 2019 3 min read

Calan Mai, or Calan Haf is the first day of May. Nos Galan Mai was May Days Eve. The first day of May was an important time for celebration and festivities in Wales and there are some superstitions and customs still practiced today that date back to Druid times including the Beltane celebrations

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Earth Day - 22nd April

April 16, 2019 4 min read

Earth Day was first established in 1970 and works throughout the year to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species. Each year Earth Day celebrated on 22nd April in approximately 190 countries worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental improvement

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