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Welsh Woollen Mills

We have recently commissioned a scoping study into weaving outputs in Wales, you can read the report here

Mills are organised by Industrial and Craft scale as outlined in the study.
View an interactive map of Welsh Mills here.


melin teifi mill

Melin Teifi is the last mill in Wales producing traditional Welsh flannel and started in 1981 on a small industrial estate in Henllan, made up of just three people. We then moved our workshop back to Cambrian Mills in 1981, and is now made up of 8 hardworking individuals.

melin solva mill

We are Welsh weavers and designers of British wool runners and rugs;

creating stunning, sustainable, long-lasting flooring that perfectly fits contemporary life.

melin tregwynt mill

Melin Tregwynt, a small white washed woollen mill, can be found in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast.

There has been a mill on this site since the 17th century, when local farmers would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and woven into sturdy Welsh wool blankets.

melin trefriw mill

A family business since it was taken over by our great grandfather in 1859, we process the wool using machines which are over 50 years old. The machines are powered by electricity generated by a 1940s water driven turbine.

curlew weavers

A family ran working Woollen Mill, nestled in the heart of
the Teifi Valley West Wales. Specialising in a wide range of
Woven Woollen products which as well as Scouring, Carding
Spinning and Commission Weaving.

melin rock mill

Steeped in history & tradition, Rock Mill nestles in the heart of West Wales. On the very borders of Ceredigion & Carmarthenshire. 


Melin brynkir Mill

Brynkir Woollen Mill was originally a corn mill. Editions of the 25-inch Ordnance Survey map of 1889 and 1900 show the extent of the original mill, which had a water wheel on its west gable. The mill was converted to woollen manufacture circa 1850.

Melin Dolwerdd Mill

Melin Dolwerdd Mill are based in historic weaving hub of  Dre-Fach Felindre.

The mill designs and produces in wool, silk and mohair and specialises in floor rugs.

National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum has trained crafters that, as well as demonstrating their hand craft skills to visitors, are fulfilling some of the increasing demand for products with provenance while supporting our rural economy and stimulating opportunities for young people.

esgair foel

Esgair Moel Woollen Mill was originally built in Powys in 1760 during a time when the woollen industry was one of the most important in Wales. The mill was moved to the St. Fagans Museum in 1949.

The mill is still a working building where Dewi, the Museum weaver continues to make a variety of woollen goods.

These are sold in the Museum shop as well as many other places around Wales.

Gwehyddion Sioni Rhys Handweavers

Sioni Rhys Handweavers is a partnership of designer and weavers producing wraps and woollen throws which often adapt traditional Welsh designs. Their studio is situated at the edge of the Black Mountains in north Monmouthshire.
The Inspirations for the textiles are drawn from the landscape, the seasons and of course contemporary design including the work of European designers.

Melin Trefin

Welsh Weaving Centre producing fine woven products and wall art on looms in-house. Woven arts centre producing traditional local craft and supplying premium welsh products. Stockists of Clogau, Rhiannon, Tweedmill, Lavinia and local food produce.

LLio James

I work on a traditional dobby loom which fills every corner of my small attic studio. Living and working in the same space allows me to experiment with colour, pattern and yarns. It also allows me to see how the cloth works in day to day spaces before developing my design choice.

Glenbach weaving

We’re three sisters – Welsh valley girls and coalminer’s daughters, who share a passion for wool craft. We were born and bred in Mountain Ash, in a south Wales mining valley, where our small coalminer’s house was often filled with wool and fabric. Our dear Mam was always making something – sewing furnishings, clothes for us and knitting too – how could we not fail to be inspired! So very soon all things woolly became a great passion for us too!

Laura thomas

Laura Thomas is an established woven textile artist, designer and maker specialising in producing unconventional textiles for contemporary spaces. Laura has work in the permanent collection of The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Powerhouse Museum (Australia), The Crafts Study Centre and the National Wool Museum, as well as numerous private collections.

Riitta Sinkkonen Davies Handweaving

Riitta Sinkkonen Davies is a textile artist based in Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales. In addition to selling work from her own workshop, Riitta has exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions. She has also been commissioned to produce work for many private clients, several national museums and institutions.

snail trail handweavers

Snail Trail Handweavers, established in 1975, is the partnership of Martin & Nina Weatherhead and is based at Penwenallt Farm in the beautiful, rural countryside of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Since 1980 Martin has been running residential and non-residential courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing in his studio and he also runs weaving and dyeing workshops for Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers throughout the UK. 

Welsh Wool Products and Yarn

the welsh girl

I work with the traditional textiles of Wales in a contemporary way, producing handmade clothing, accessories, cushions and bespoke interior pieces.

Lorna Rose collection

Crochet Accessories Handmade in Cardigan Bay. Made from local Welsh Wool, British Wool and recycled materials. Follow us on Instagram @lornarosecollection for updates.

wolly wales

Fully traceable Welsh wool.
Fleeces for hand-processing available throughout June & July. Handspun and mill spun yarns. Handdyed yarns, batts, and fibre.

Cambrian wool

Wholesale and retail of 100% Welsh wool from the Cambrian Mountains Region of Wales. Superior quality Fine Welsh mule in stunning colours.

Find us on Instagram & Facebook @cambrian-wool

Browse our online shop!


Cwmchwefru wool

Designer knitwear, organically tanned sheepskins, knitting wool, woven throws, fleeces for spinners all from my own flock of sheep. They are specially bred to provide high quality wool in many natural shades. No dyeing needed and all as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible.

Pen-y-Lan and Cae Du Fibre Flocks

We farm a range of different fibre sheep including Icelandic, Black Leicester Longwool, Gotland and Cotswold all with an aim to produce quality fibre that is then either sold raw, professionally processed into sliver or knitting yarns, or we use the wool in our many felted items that we then sell.

melin tregwynt

Woollen mill specialising in design & weave operating since 1841. We were a family company from 1912- 2022 and now an Employee Owned trust.

Hilltop cloud

Dyer of processed combed wool top supplying customers for craft uses, mostly hand spinners and felters.

nellie and Eve

Plant dyed yarns-hand dyed using Welsh wool.
Supporting small farms, locally sourced wool is used to produce exclusive, naturally dyed yarns.

the lost sheep company

The Lost Sheep Company was born out of a desire to work with and design with Welsh wool. As a knitwear designer, that had just moved to Wales, I was looking for yarns from Welsh breeds to work with. When I couldn’t find any, I decided to spin them myself!

the woollen cwtch

Artisan hand woven wool and willow baskets and coffins from locally sourced, welfare guaranteed wool. Mid Wales.

the welsh wool shed

We Card our own wool to produce crafts, gifts and rugs. We also import merino semen from Australia to produce better quality wool off our sheep.

the felting tree

The naturally sustainable wool provided by our homegrown flock is at the core of everything we make at The Felting Tree. All other materials we use are from 100% sustainable, natural and renewable sources.

wild welsh wool

A small wool business based in Wales making rugs from British native breed wool. Courses for peg loom weaving, tapestry weaving and felt back fleeces.

anna pritchard textile designer

I am a textile designer focusing on and specializing in weaving and contemporary Welsh cloth blankets, throws and interior design.

Claire Cawte Textiles

Using honest, natural materials sourced in Wales and across the British countryside, I make a range of bespoke hand-felt bags and a beautiful collection of eco-print silk scarves dyed with my home grown cottage garden flowers, foraged and fallen leaves and bio-waste, such as coffee grounds, onion and avocado skins.

Monkstone knitware

The most important park of Monkstone goods is that they are ever changing, and we want you to feel part of the story. The design process is linked with the farming methods of the principles of permaculture. Design methods have been adapted to work with wool in a way that is sustainable and natural, enhancing the biodiversity of the natural source. Low impact and made locally.

find me knitting

Born out of a passion for knitting and crocheting, and the dream of having a real, physical place to share that passion. Our aim at Find Me Knitting.. is to bring you the best natural yarns, knitting and crochet patterns, needles, hooks and notions that we can find.


We were the first company in the world to make yarn that was certified organic from sheep to shelf, and we’ve never stopped being planet- loving trailblazers

llio james

One of my main interests is to develop the relationship between hand weaving and the traditional woollen industry within Wales. The feeling of belonging to country and culture is important to me and one way of expressing this is through my work.


I am a wet felter and make a range of pieces from dryer balls to felted fleece rugs. I am proficient in scouring, natural dyeing, carding and felting fleece though I have limited facilities.

Angie Lee Creative

I’m a designer, maker, creative soul, living and working by the sea in the Vale of Glamorgan. I believe that my work is all about connections, connecting threads, threads of ideas, threads of inspiration, threads of yarn… pulling a thread of an idea into shape to make or produce something unique.

little brown bird

I am based in a little workshop in North Wales, just outside Caernarfon. I personally knit, link, sew, stamp, hand finish and package each item of knitwear. I work on a vintage domestic punch card knitting machine and only use the finest wool in my creations.

carpenter and cloth

I am a clothier producing my own small range of garments using predominantly Welsh wool fabric that I commission myself


Ruth Packham artist/maker Discription of Business or service: I am a maker of things; working with predominantly Cambrian wool and felt making techniques I create sculpture, a lot of birds and pictures, sometimes featuring birds. I teach creative workshops and exhibit my work in contemporary craft fair and galleries.

glenbach weaving

A small cottage industry based in west Wales and formed by three Welsh sisters. We use only pure wool to handweave our cloth, which is then turned into handmade products – mainly cushions, pouches, woolly wallets and various accessories. 


Swales is a traditional, family-run enterprise who work hard in all weathers, battling the Welsh mud & wind to nurture their sheep and develop their Field to Finish enterprise. 

Cwmstwrdy Fibre Farm

Fine wool and mohair from my bowmont and shetland sheep and angora goats bred on my smallholding in Mid-Wales Raw and washed fleece and spun yarn in natural colours and plant-dyed, ready for all your crafting projects.

Mandy Nash

I am passionate about the fabulous process of transforming wool fleece into felt. I work in a range of wools to make both functional and non functional items and regularly teach a variety of feltmaking techniques. I am chair and south Wales regional representative of the International Feltmakers Association and edited the British Wool for Feltmaking book in 2022.


Swales is a traditional, family-run enterprise who work hard in all weathers, battling the Welsh mud & wind to nurture their sheep and develop their Field to Finish enterprise. 

Wool Insulation Wales

100% Welsh Mountain Sheep’s Wool Thermal Insulation.


Wool producer. Hill farm with 250 sheep in the Brecon Beacons.

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Yarn o'clock

A small, independent yarn shop focussing on natural fibres and the benefits of them. We encourage knitters & crocheters to use British Yarns for their projects and to support small independent producers with whom we work closely with.

Wool Processing

haworth scouring company

Haworth Scouring is located in the heart of the UK’s textile centre and is one of the largest, modern and environmentally responsible commission wool scours in the world.

the natural fibre company

 We specialise in batches from 12kg finished product(final yield) to 1,000kg and above with good turn-around times. Each batch is processed individually, providing exclusivity and assurance of sourcing from a single farm or group of named farms.

lost sheep company

Commissions and orders are welcome. Since everything is hand processed and handmade – please check availability and estimated completion date when you order.

standard wool

Our role within the industry is to source wool from around the world, clean it using our scouring machines and distribute it directly to spinners, processors and manufacturers.
We follow this whole process whilst ensuring that all parties involved are getting a fair price and a reliable service.

Bristol weaving mill

The Bristol Weaving Mill is a micro-mill based in the heart of Bristol UK offering a no-boundaries approach to the design, sampling, and manufacture of woven fabrics and soft accessories.

spinning earth wool

We are able to take your raw fleece and transform it into useable fibre for spinning or felting, embellishment or stuffing, whether your wish to enjoy the creative process yourself or diversify your farming income by selling your prepared fleece to local crafters.

John Arbon Textiles

We are a small family-run business, based in North Devon, and one of only a handful of worsted fibre processing plants still operating in the UK. We produce a wide range of luxury yarn and tops in the UK from local British and sustainably sourced fibre.

Rampisham Hill Mill

We are a semi-worsted spinning mill specialising in the processing of sheep wool, fleece & fibre to customer’s specifications. Using the latest high-specification wool processing machinery, housed in our purpose built mill, and powered by renewable technology we are offering wool processing services to individuals and businesses.

Border Mill

We specialise in spinning alpaca fleece but we also process wool, especially from rare breeds, and other fibre-producing animals including llamas and angora rabbits. We can process any quantity from a single fleece upwards. We also blend and dye fleece, and for something extra-special, we can produce handwoven textiles from your fleece.

Diamond Fibres

Diamond Fibres opened its doors to provide wool processing services in 1988, as an extension of our sheepbreeding.

The methods used are traditional, based on the ‘English System’ from Bradford, using Gills and Flyers as developed by Prince-Smith & Stells of Keighley during the first half of the last century.

Europa Wools

We can scour any grade of greasy wools.
From a minimum of 100kgs up to large runs of any weight, we can also comb most natural fibres, our main combing production is wool.

We can spin on the woollen or worsted system. Creating unique yarns and blends from weaving yarns up to knitting yarns. We can supply these on cone ready for dyeing or reeling.

Gardiner Yarns

As Woollen Yarn specialists, Gardiner Yarns are able to supply bespoke yarn services to customers to their exact specifications. This includes spinning pure new wool or, noble fibres such as cashmere, alpaca, merino, etc. We also make wool blends using many other fibres including silk, viscose, acrylics, polyamide and polyester.

Halifax Mill

At Halifax Spinning Mill Paul has a wealth of experience in making the best out of fibre.

Smaller quantities of fleece (1 fleece upwards) can be used to create slivers for felting and hand spinning. 

If you have a slightly larger quantity of fleece (10kg and upwards) we can create slivers or pencil rovings that are both ideal for felting or hand spinning. 


Lightowlers manufactures both commission and for sale yarns for the apparel, upholstery, blanket and hand knitting trades. Traditional and modern production techniques can be applied.

Customers range from small weavers in Scotland to larger manufacturers in the UK, Ireland and Japan.

“We are traditional in what we do, but are flexible with a strong emphasis placed on quality and service” – Mark Lightowlers (Chairman & Director)

New Lanark Mill

We offer a spinning service for your own wool with a minimum weight of 100 kilos of scoured wool. 

All of the Yarn produced at New Lanark is spun to the highest quality on our 19th century machinery which is powered by renewable energy generated on site by our water-powered turbine to keep our environmental impact to a minimum.

RW Shepley

The spinning plant utilizes the very latest energy saving technology. Incorporating solar panels, biomass boiler, using only renewable energy, no gas, or oil are used. The plant is fully illuminated by LED lighting. These combined technologies have saved 2000 tonnes of CO2 entering the earth’s atmosphere in this year alone.

Z Hinchliffe

We offer various stock service collections which eliminates the requirement for minimum order quantities. However we are also able to produce any customer’s own shades in all our qualities.

Curlew Weavers

A family ran working Woollen Mill, nestled in the heart of
the Teifi Valley West Wales. Specialising in a wide range of
Woven Woollen products which as well as Scouring, Carding
Spinning and Commission Weaving.

Groups and Resources

welsh mountain sheep society

The Welsh Mountain sheep is one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world, with references to the breed found in literature of the Middle Ages. It is still as important today for modern agriculture as any other breed. Welsh Mountain Sheep are the foundation of the sheep industry in Wales.


Working with farmers to explore the wider use of fleece. Awareness raising about wool as a valuable renewable resource by working with schools and community groups
Passing on wool related heritage skills to crafters and the next generation

wool testing authority europe

We provide an objective, cost effective wool testing service to the industry throughout the Northern Hemisphere and the rest of the World, ensuring both independence and integrity of wool certification.

british wool

Our purpose is to champion British wool and the farmers who produce this amazing, natural fibre, whilst promoting every aspect of wool production and usage.

the biocomposite centre

Since 1989,  The BioComposites Centre has been at the forefront of research, development and the commercial application of bio-based alternatives to synthetic materials in manufacturing and industry.

julie the stitch

The first purpose of Julie the Stitch is to enable you to find out if stitching is your own creative outlet, to nurture that spark and to provide access to the threads, fabrics and quality tools to make the beautiful work that is inside you.

baa made

Free online resource hub dedicated to Wool – Innovation, Education and Collaboration.
Focus on sustainability and models to drive circularity for GDP and GVA growth in the sector.
Wool consulting and design research.
Leads on the Welsh Wool Alliance action group.


Our mission is to facilitate the development, awareness and promotion of textile-based skills in Wales. Founded in Gwynedd, North Wales, Tecstiliau is a not-for-profit organisation created by a small group interested in facilitating the textile arts as part of the cultural heritage of Wales. 


SAORI encourages people to do what only a human being can do that a machine cannot do. This is to be spontaneously original, un-programmed, making up one’s own rules and even standards of beauty as one goes along.

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