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.
images via House & Garden, Michael Sinclair, Simon Brown, Penny Wincer, fforest, Period Living; Welsh blankets available at Roberts & Astley, Labour and Wait, & Etsy
My husband and I are going to wales in a few months! Thx for the heads up on these.
Those are absolutely stunning blankets. Thank you so much for sharing this post. So beautiful and well displayed. Sigh.
Wales is a country, not a region! 🙂
I was with my daughter when she bought her first Welsh blanket, she was so impressed that she took up weaving and has a big loom. She does not think she can get to the standards of these blankets, a real treasure and a cultural pride
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
Good tutorial. Learned something new!
Nothing says Hiraeth more than a Welsh tapestry blanket.
All our Welsh tapestry blankets and throws are made from new wool and are not vintage, used or second hand blankets. Our sizes are a generous true to size – if it says a single, double or king then that is the bed it will fit from foot to head and draped at the side.
Gah! I love these SO much! They’re just timeless. They look classic and modern at the same time.
So amazing style you have got. I just love that! <3
Hi, These blanket looks really amazing, I also want to buy this. can you please share a link where I can order this? I was looking for a site where I can get a food slot machine and while searching for it, I see your post. I like these blankets very much. That’s why I am here.
Winter is coming!! Thanks for the Lovely images .