Discover the spellbinding story of the Welsh woollen industry.
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.
Follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings and Historic Machinery. A raised walkway gives a unique view of textiles in production at Melin Teifi, the site’s commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection.
Families can have fun following the specially designed trail, ‘A Woolly Tale’, and create their own guide to making and using woollen cloth, trying their hand at carding, spinning and sewing along the way. The Museum’s friendly staff are always on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions.