Posted by Catherine Tough

Last month the family and I were having some time away in Wales and stumbled across the National wool museum, naturally I had to pop in! It was great to learn the history about how the wool production started and seeing the wool turned into twine and cotton on the spinning wheels. The Museum displays tell the story of the Woollen Industry through working machinery, archive material, and exciting hands-on displays and textile gallery. 

Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries. The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'!

Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made here, and sold in the surrounding countryside - and to the rest of the world. It was great to see all the beautiful styles they made and the details that goes into each product