Cilcennin #2


One of my favourite mills & the one that inspired my collection ; Cilcennin. A stones throw from Ty Zinc , it was run by John Thomas & then his son Ben (Ben factri). Using only narrow width looms & operated as a secondary business to their 60 acre holding rented from Ty Mawr Estate. Patterns & processes changed little over the 70 years or so of weaving. With simple striped or plain blankets produced & sold in pairs from the late C19th through to Mid C20th. Fringed carthenni & tweed by the yard were produced from both their own wool & from customers own.


The Thomas used plenty of undyed Cream & Grey to create striped blankets with well documented German Analine dyes for Pink, Yellow, Red & Violet. Always with border designs running the selvedge, these hand spun & woven blankets were sewn up the centre from 2 pieces. Original versions display great differences in quality of yarn, weight & finish; reflecting the variance of fleece used .



Our newest addition to the Heritage Collection reproduces a turn of the Century pattern in Cream With Dove Grey, Yellow, Violet & Scarlet stripes creating a pretty bedcover.Machine sewn warp ends. Woven for me in Ceredigion by Roger Poulson on his 1904 loom.


Pure wool.


Measures 67" x 78" ( 172cm x 200cm)

Cilcennin Welsh blankets #2 CPN08

  • Product Code: CPN08
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £199.00


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