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Vintage Welsh Textile Gifts

by Clare Jenkins

Traditional Welsh gifts and cushions, hand
made from Vintage Welsh Blankets

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I would like to say a huge “thank you” to those businesses that have worked so hard and supported me over the past few months:

 

and also for the amazing retailers that are selling my products around Wales:

Other useful resources that are involved with Welsh textiles that you may enjoy include:

National Museum of Wales: " The Welsh Wollen Industry" an article on the welsh wool industry. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/2331/

Trefriw Woollen Mills : Visit the working woollen museum and turbine house. Originally a "pandy" (Welsh for fulling mill), situated on the banks of the river Crafnant to use the soft water to wash the wool and drive the water wheels, the mill is still worked by the descendants of Thomas Williams who bought it in 1859. The weaving are open to the publicMonday to Friday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. The Working Museum:- Easter - end October Monday - Friday except Bank Holidays 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m - 5.00 p.m

Cambrian Mill: At The Cambrian, one can take a guided tour outlining the entire process involved in the production of the fine woollen tweed manufactured and produced at the mill, from the shearing of the sheep, through the cleaning and spinning of the wool, to weaving and final processing.

St Fagans - A Living Museum: Traditional crafts and activities bring St Fagans alive. Craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills in their workshops and their produce is usually on sale. The Woolen Mill produces traditional shoulder shawls and Welsh carthenni or blankets. Built in 1760, the entire process from dyeing the fleece to finishing the fabric happens here.

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