When I lived in Wales, I bought and sold the traditional Welsh Blankets loomed throughout the country for generations. But my favourite blanket was one that my housemate, Andy had. It looked like the second pillow on the pile below and came from an old Welsh mill called Melin Tregwynt.
Melin Tregwynt had a shop in Cardiff where I used to stop and check out the new things. The people who worked there were very informative and patiently answered all of my questions about the weaving process. They invited me to come see the mill, but it was a several hour drive on “B” roads and I never got there.Instead of sticking to the old colourways, Melin Tregwynt takes traditional colours and patterns and turns them on their heads. Rather than muted plaids and earth tones, they have purples and pinks, greens and golds, and shades of denims. Their blankets are warm and soft, not at all scratchy. They also have a great range of messenger bags and some clothing.
I don't know whether Melin Tregwynt has an outlet in the US, but I just think that the blankets, the colours and the patterns are just fabulous and wanted to share them with you.