Our shop at Trefriw Woollen Mills will be closed from Saturday 24th October to comply with Welsh Government regulations.
We hope to re-open the shop on Tuesday 10th November.
Our online shop will remain open.
Please contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Open all year except for December 25th, 26th, 28th and January 1st.
Weaving demonstrations: Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4 pm (until 18th December 2020).
Water powered turbine & looms can be viewed through windows during shop hours.
Weaver’s garden (outdoors) can be viewed during shop hours.
Mill museum is not open to the public this year. Tearoom is temporarily closed.
One way system round shop & premises. Please keep social distance (2 metres) & respect hygiene.
Regret no coach parties as restricted numbers in shop.
Online shop now open.
Watch the cloth grow as we weave our Welsh tapestry, tweed or travel rugs on a Dobcross loom which is over 50 years old.
Weaving consists of two sets of threads. The warps run down the loom. Each thread in the warp is threaded through an eye in a heddle and the heddles are arranged on shafts. When some of the shafts are raised the heddles on those shafts and therefore the attached threads are lifted and a shed is made through which the shuttle carrying the weft thread passes.
The wide chain controls which shafts are raised and lowered to make the pattern. The narrow chain controls the boxes and therefore which shuttle and what colour thread is inserted in the weft.
We need 16 shafts to weave Welsh tapestry which is a double cloth.