A must do trip for the earnest crafter loose in Pembrokeshire, is a trip to the mill of Melin Tregwynt.

This has been a working mill for the last 100 years and is still owned and run by the same family – no small feat in this day and age.

It was fascinating to see behind the scenes..

…especially watching the loom being prepped and threaded with yarn ready for it’s turn on the automatic loom. The girls had a pattern sheet to refer to (much like a knitting pattern repeat ) but what a responsibilitly!

loom patterns

loom patterns

The Twisting and Cone winding room was full of yummy boxes of yarn, named in the most evocative colours.

Best of all, you could buy a bag of off-cuts in the shop.

These worked out to be £1 a piece which I think is excellent value.

They are made with colours which reflect the natural environment.

Now I must ruminate on what to make with these gorgeous woven pieces.

  Any ideas?