Currently Crushing On: Welsh Blankets

How am I just now discovering the beauty of Welsh blankets? The vibrant colors and bold patterns are what drew me to them and after learning a little more about their heritage, I love them that much more. The woolen industry, in the 19th century, was so integral in the Wales region that the tradition of blanket weaving became a generational craft, brining families together. And since Welsh blankets are so important to a family's ancestry, they're still often given as wedding gifts in modern times. A traditional Welsh blankets woven on a large loom using hand-dyed wool and is a double weave, which means they're reversible. Luckily, there are still a few artisans that are producing these exquisite blankets and tapestries in the same old tradition as their ancestors - and in the same family mills in the same towns and valleys of Wales. These blankets are so special, I'm excited to begin my hunt for the perfect one.

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7 Comments

  1. Kristin wrote:

    My husband and I are going to wales in a few months! Thx for the heads up on these.

    1.15.20
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  2. Lovely..

    1.15.20
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  3. Deb Cox wrote:

    Those are absolutely stunning blankets. Thank you so much for sharing this post. So beautiful and well displayed. Sigh.

    1.15.20
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  4. R wrote:

    Wales is a country, not a region! 🙂

    1.19.20
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  5. Morgana . wrote:

    Glad you’ve found the beauty of iconic Welsh tapestry blankets, cushions and other goods. We in FELINFACH NATURAL TEXTILES (www.felinfach.com) have been selling these Welsh woollen blankets for years and tapestry blankets have always been a best seller in the UK and in particular in north America

    2.26.20
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