I love Welsh Blankets and I have a little collection of my own scattered around the house.They are steeped in Welsh history and an important part of my Welsh heritage. At one point many years ago there were Welsh woollen mills all over Wales. I recently visited a huge collection of Welsh blankets in Ceredigion. Jane Becks shop www.welshblankets.co.uk/ is nestled in the Welsh countryside, I had a very warm welcome and I came away with a cute Welsh Blanket chicken.
I like to think I’ve rescued the blankets from the charity shops or boot sales, which is where I usually find them. Sometimes the blankets are so badly ripped and holey they are beyond repair. These are the only blankets I would take a scissors too and I will up cycle into something else so they can live on a few more years!! Although my latest finds are usually met with Muummm not another blanket!!
I recently found a small (already cut up) piece of Welsh tapestry blanket in a charity shop. I did a bit of research and I discovered it had come from a Woollen Mill in Ceredigion Wales and it was made 100 years ago!!! I up cycled it into two little shawls for rag dolls I’d made.
I have up cycled Welsh blankets into hearts and cushions too. Follow my easy tutorial on Welsh Blanket hearts to make one for yourself or follow my crochet edge Welsh blanket tutorial and give a beautiful finish to a blanket.