Maeslyn Mill tapestry.


A collectable Welsh tapestry woven at Maeslyn Mill in Ceredigion in the 1960s. Under the Guernos label .

 One of a number of designs introduced by Rob Morrison from The Rural Industries Bureau based in Macynlleth. The role of The Rural Industries Bureau , had been , since mid 1930s to promote rural crafts all over the UK. Rob Morrison was the officer for Wales & worked for them untill the 1970s . From his base at Y Plas where is used both Dobby & Jacquard looms to create & re draft weaving patterns which he took to the mills. With varying success, Welsh mill owners have always been reluctant to embrace change & although Rob was well thought of & is remembered as an absolute gentleman" Most mills continued with tried & tested caernafon.

The Martins at Maeslyn, however , adopted several designs , if only for short runs. Having only recently taken over the mill, they were enthusiastic. Opening the mill as a visitor attraction with a tea shop & mill shop & attempting mail order on a local level through their own advertising brochure which also promoted other local crafts people.

Woven on a Dobby shuttle loom using clean  yarn & finished on the loom. Reversable with a different pattern each side & finished with short fringes each end. Re machined warp ends & several neat darns.

Pastel jewells in a pattern reminiscent of old Holytex designs.

Pure wool.

Measures 80" x 74" ( 204cm x 188cm) plus short fringes

Maeslyn Mill tapestry. Rural Industries design TBV22

  • Product Code: TBV22
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £349.00


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