After our lovely time at the Welsh Quilt Centre it was time to move on down the road to the National Wool Museum in Dre-fach Felindre near Newcastle Emlyn.
In this gem of a museum, housed in the former Cambrian Mills, you can explore the large industry that produced clothing, shawls and blankets for the workers of Wales and beyond.
Carding, spinning, willowing…Pirn winder and Dobcross loom, by the end of your visit they will be more than mere words. Demonstrations on how everything works take place throughout the day and there are many fabulous examples of the work on display.
Especially the wall of blankets is not to be missed…
Kaffe Fassett has come to Wales for sure as there is also a large exhibition of his work to see here. You can take a trip down memory lane with his knitwear designs from early beginnings to almost the present day.
To finish off you can sample some beautiful designs in the Textile Gallery.
One of the displays is a huge wall hanging made by the knitting group that meets at the Museum on a regular basis. Members have individually re-worked traditional Welsh blanket designs into knitting charts, then knitted them and sewn up into this stunning design.
Like the Quilt Centre, I urge you to go and visit the National Wool Museum on your next visit to Carmarthenshire/Wales or the surrounding near area. It is an amazing place steeped in history.