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Welsh Coast: Traditional Wool Blankets in Unexpected Palettes from Melin Tregwynt

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Welsh Coast: Traditional Wool Blankets in Unexpected Palettes from Melin Tregwynt

October 15, 2018

Are woven wool blankets from yesteryear having a moment? We hope so. We first posted on Melin Tregwynt, the Welsh woven tapestry blankets woven in a “small white-washed woolen mill” on the Pembrokeshire coast, way back in Remodelista’s first year (see Accessories: Melin Tregwynt Welsh Tapestry Blankets). But it seems the blankets might be having a renaissance: we’ve spotted them in the fall collections of several online purveyors, from English shops Another Country and Rowen & Wren to CB2. Though the blankets’ tradition dates to 1912, when the mill opened, the palettes feel rich but unexpected for fall 2018: ochres with blues and pale pinks with olive. Have a look at a few favorites.

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Above: Melin Tregwynt notes there’s been a mill on their parcel of land since the 1600s, “when local farmers would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and woven into sturdy Welsh wool blankets.” Now, the Melin Tregwynt mill is run by the third generation of the same family who first opened it in 1912.

Kinmel Blankets, “inspired by the story of the pioneers from Wales who settled in South America 150 years ago to create Patagonia,” are woven of lambswool and are available in blue/green (at left in the photograph above) and grey (at right) via Rowen & Wren. They’re also reversible, and are £146 each.

The Vintage Star Throw in Mint (on the top) and Blossom (on the bottom) are reproductions of a 50s design, both available from Another Country for £9. (The pink version is also available from Rowen & Wren for £0 and from Cb
Above: The Vintage Star Throw in Mint (on the top) and Blossom (on the bottom) are reproductions of a 1950s design, both available from Another Country for £149. (The pink version is also available from Rowen & Wren for £150 and from Cb2 for $279.)
The reversible St. Davids Cross Throw in Slate from Another Country is based on an early th-century Shaker pattern, and has a deep charcoal pattern on one side, and a lighter pale peach and rust on the other; £8.0data-src=
Above: The reversible St. Davids Cross Throw in Slate from Another Country is based on an early 18th-century Shaker pattern, and has a deep charcoal pattern on one side, and a lighter pale peach and rust on the other; £238.01 from Another Country.
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Above: The St. Davids Cross Throw in Silver; £310.01 from Another Country.
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Above: The St. David’s Cross Throw in Pine, a rich reversible green; £149 from Another Country.
A detail of the blue and olive green woven Kinmel Blanket from Rowen & Wren. They also carry the Towyn Striped Blanket from Melin Tregwynt; £data-src=
Above: A detail of the blue and olive green woven Kinmel Blanket from Rowen & Wren. They also carry the Towyn Striped Blanket from Melin Tregwynt; £124.

N.B.: Melin Tregwynt has many more options if you buy direct; take a look.

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