Note:

Online shop now open.

Shop at Trefriw re-opening July 30th 2020.

Shop hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am - 5pm from July 30th.

Weaving

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.

Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm except bank holidays (February 17th 2020 - 18th December 2020).

Opening Times

Shop and turbine house open all year, Monday – Saturday (and Sundays in Summer).

Weaving mid February – mid December, Monday – Friday (except bank holidays).

ADMISSION IS FREE

Due to social distancing we are currently unable to accept group visits.

Shop and Water Turbines

  • January 2nd 2020 - April 4th 2020: Monday - Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.
  • April 6th 2020- May 17th 2020: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.
  • May 18th 2020 - September 30th 2020: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm & Sunday 10 am - 5.00 pm.
  • October 1st 2020 - October 24th 2020: Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.
  • October 26th 2020 - December 31st 2020: Mon - Sat 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
  • Closed December 25th, 26th, 28th 2020 and January 1st 2021.

Tearoom

  • We serve morning coffee and afternoon tea and close 1/2 hour before the shop.

Weaving

  • February 17th 2020 - December 18th 2020.
  • Monday - Friday (except bank holidays).
  • 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.

Working Mill Museum

View our carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill etc. Located on the first and second floors, the machines run according to production requirements.

  • Open: April 6th 2020 - October 30th 2020.
  • Monday - Friday (except bank holidays).
  • 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.

Rag Rug Making Demonstrations

  • Tuesdays only May 26th 2020 - September 29th 2020.

Hand Spinning Demonstrations

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays May 27th - September 30th 2020.

Weaver's Garden

  • Weaver's garden with labelled plants connected with textile production.
  • At best June - September, hours as the shop.