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  • The Naming of FelinFach

    The Naming of FelinFach

    FelinFach is an independent Welsh company based at a 200-year-old former flour mill in the rural Preseli Mountain area of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. 

    FelinFach is based in the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Welsh blankets, Hand dyed yarn, Handmade candles and Soaps

    Natural Traditional Handmade 

    These three words guide the provenance of all the products on our website. We design and make handmade cushions, throws, bedding and hand-dyed yarn with 100% natural botanical plant-based colours and extracts. We also design traditionally woven Welsh blankets which are woven for us in local mills. We use the fabrics from these local mills to make our handmade Welsh wool crafts. We use wherever possible, wool from quality rare-breed sheep. We also make hand dyed scarves from cotton, silk and wool and also hand bound notebooks. Our Craft Courses and workshops feature hand dyeing yarn and other fibres with natural dyes only.

    Preseli Mountains - Hills. Welsh blankets, Welsh tapestry blankets, Hand dyed yarn and Hand bound books

    FelinFach, "Little Mill" and the Logo

    For many years, FelinFach operated from a room in the main house (the big mill) for sewing but when it became not big enough for work, it moved to a renovated studio building in the garden. We had spent ages thinking of a name for the business without anything making sense. Then inspiration - we had always called the studio building in the garden, the little mill and FelinFach means "little mill" in Welsh and from then on, the business name became FelinFach. The logo came from the two-capital letter Fs in our name, toppled over to form mountain peaks, symbolising the Preseli mountains where we live and work. Sometimes spelt Felin Fach, our company is always spelt as one word, FelinFach!

    FelinFach comes to life

    FelinFach had started as a 'pie in the sky vision' but had somehow turned into a real possibility for a rural business. As the website was developed, and as my workspace was built, the possibility of having a business began. On a personal note, I have been dyeing wool, knitting, sewing and quilting for longer than I care to remember and certainly willing to tell! But the opportunity had now arrived where I could spend more time on my favourite pastime designing and making Welsh wool blankets and throws, handmade quilts, cushions and hand-dyed yarns with natural colours - FelinFach had come to life.

     

    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Hand woven in in Wales in limited numbers Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Handmade Candles, Reed diffusers, tealights and wax melts - hand poured in Wales  Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email

     

    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...

    NATURAL TRADITIONAL HANDMADE.

    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for Wool, Global Welsh and Red Dragon America.

     

    Last updated 20th November 2023

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