Wool was traditionally the most significant and extensive industry in Wales.
The charming hamlet of Dre-fach Felindre in the magnificent Teifi valley was formerly the centre of a flourishing woollen industry, giving it the moniker “Huddersfield of Wales.”
Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all produced in the ancient former Cambrian Mills and marketed in the surrounding area – and to the rest of the globe.
Visit the sensitively restored listed mill buildings and Historic Machinery as you follow the process from fleece to fabric.
A elevated walkway provides a unique perspective of textile manufacturing at Melin Teifi, the site’s commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery showcases elements of the National Flat Textile Collection.
Families may have fun following the specially created ‘A Woolly Tale’ trail and creating their own guide to producing and using woollen fabric, while also trying their hand at carding, spinning, and stitching.
The Museum’s knowledgeable staff is always available to provide demonstrations and answer inquiries.