Welsh Flannel Weaving



Welsh flannel weaving is an esteemed part of Welsh history, dating back to the nineteenth century in the heart of the Teifi Valley. Today, it is still one of the main creators and producers of the highest quality traditional Welsh flannel, which uses traditional weaving techniques to fashion an array of fabulous fabrics.

Melin Teifi and Welsh Flannel Weaving

Melin Teifi prides itself on Welsh flannel weaving and creating distinctive, sustainable, beautiful products for our customers far and wide. Back in 1981, on a small industrial estate in Henllan just three people began creating the brand of Melin Teifi that we now know and love.

More About The History of Welsh Flannel Weaving

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Welsh flannel weaving, you have landed in exactly the right spot. Although Welsh flannel weaving became established in the nineteenth century in the Teifi Valley the very first Welsh flannel weaving began as early as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This is when Welsh creators began weaving flannel from wool; in Welsh flannel is known as Gwlanen, which is a type of a woollen cloth. In most cases a Gwlanen can be brushed on one or both sides to create a soft nap.

Back in England, a flannel is usually associated with a cotton fabric as opposed to a woollen one. However, in Wales they stand firmly towards the notion that a flannel is a distinctly woollen fabric.

Welsh Flannel Weaving Has Evolved A Lot Over The Years

It’s clear that the history of Welsh flannel weaving dates far back and is very interesting to see how it evolved into modern day fashion. Back in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the Welsh flannel weaving designs were not as intricate, stylish and fashion forward as they are today. Although, it has to be said that the early creators and designers of Welsh flannel weaving paved the way for today’s thriving industry.

The Fashions of Welsh Flannel Weaving

Although welsh flannel weaving is hundreds of years old, it still holds a firm place in modern day fashion. Creating gender neutral designs such as shirts, jumpers and accessories, there are so many beautiful options to choose from here on our website. The excellent quality of the Welsh wool and weaving techniques creates a stand-out finished product that is bound to make every wearer feel incredible.

Shop Welsh Flannel Weaving Here
If you’re interested in exploring more Welsh flannel weaving designs you can find out more by visiting our website. All of our bespoke pieces can be purchased from our Melin Teifi store in Dyfed. If you have any questions or queries regarding Welsh flannel weaving or our designs you can get in touch with our team here info@melinteifi.com or give us a call on 01559 371003. Our friendly, specialist team will always be happy to help you with your order or answer any questions regarding Welsh flannel weaving.