If you love #gardens #trees and #creamteas then come to the #NationalGardensScheme Sunday 19th (2-6pm) at the Gliffaes Hotel, Crickhowell.
100% Pure New Wool
- Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2010
- by James Suter
- What's Going On?
There is a wonderful tradition in Wales of blanket making, when you consider how many sheep there are it is not surprising, but the designs have changed little over time. That is until recently, a fantastic Welsh mill still weaving in a traditional manner has really gone off on a tangent with some of their designs. The Melin Tregwynt mill is located in deepest rural Pembrokshire and when Susie and I first visited there some years ago we were determined to get some of the blankets to use at Gliffaes in the bedrooms.
We had our first delivery yesterday of ‘spotty’ blankets and cushions to go on the beds in rooms, ‘Cottage 1′ and ‘Cottage 2′. The blankets complement the new fabrics and soft furnishings Susie refurbished the rooms with during January beautifully. I am afraid that these photos do not really do the rooms justice but what a difference these vibrant & contemporary blankets make. These rooms also have new paintings hanging in them by local Welsh artists; Dionne Sievewright, Viv Luxton and Rhoda Partridge. The cottage rooms are big, warm and large enough to fit an extra bed in if you are coming to Gliffaes with children.
Useful links : Melin Tregwynt