Welsh Woollen Mills Map

At its peak in the 19th century, there were around 300 woollen mills in Wales. Today, there are only a few remaining traditional woollen mills, but they continue to produce high-quality woollen products that are highly prized for their durability and unique patterns.

The map includes both industrial and craft scale weaving outlets as outlined in our recently commissioned scoping study into weaving outputs in Wales. Click on a hotspot on the map for more information.



Trefriw Woollen Mill
A family business since 1859, the wool is processed using machines that
are powered by electricity generated by a 1940s water driven turbine. A
shop on site to purchase traditional Welsh “tapestry” bedspreads, travel
rugs and tweeds woven on site. Fabrics are made up into throws,
cushion covers, capes, hats, caps, bags, purses etc. They also stock a
wide range of bought in pure wool knitwear and accessories, sheepskin
goods and gifts.
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Brynkir Woollen mill

Originally a corn mil, brynkir was converted to a woollen mill in 1850, it has been in continuous
production since 1950 and utilises hydroelectric power for production. They still create their own products in their own unique pattern.

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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.

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Rock Mill

Rock Mill is the only waterwheel powered
commercial woollen mill currently in operation
in Wales. The mill was first built in the 1890s by
a family member of the current owner and has
stayed within the family ever since. Today, it
produces tapestry bedspreads, throws, travel rugs, scarves, ties, shawls, and blankets. Visit Website.

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Melin Teifi

Melin Teifi was established in 1981 on a small industrial estate in Henllan, made up of
just three people. It then took up accommodation in the National Wool
Museum in 1984 and has recently been acquired by the museum. The mill
concentrates on the production of flannel, tweed, blanket, quilts, shawls, as well as commissions, Welsh costumes, flannel shirts, smocks and much more!
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Elvet Woollen Mill

A water-powered woollen mill that has operated as a weaving mill since the late 1870s. The mill is currently closed and under renovation by The London Cloth Company.

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Melin Tregwynt
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. Owned by the same family since 1912, the Mill became an Employee-Owned Trust in 2022. The mill produces Welsh woollen blankets and throws and Welsh woollen cushions, together with upholstery, stylish clothing, accessories and bags.
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Solva Woollen Mill

On the site of a warping mill that was built in 1899. The mill produces woven fabric on its historic looms as it has done for over 100 years. Over the years Solva Mill has been well known for weaving flat woven flooring and are the only mill in Wales to specialise in this. The mill also produces floor rugs, Welsh woollen blankets and throws, cushions, clothing and accessories.
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Melin Dolwerdd

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.



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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!




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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.


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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.

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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. 

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