We work with artisans in Wales to curate, design and develop beautiful products that will stand the test of time. In a series of interviews, we are showcasing our designers and artisans to understand the inspiration behind their work.
The streams here tell a story – it would have once been difficult to hear the fast flowing water over the clank-clank-clank of the machinery in the scours of factories that once lined the now peaceful banks. For in the 19th and early 20th century, the area was at the centre of a thriving woollen industry, even earning the nickname 'the Huddersfield of Wales'. But how did such a remote, rural valley become such an important centre for industrial development?
The story behind the evolution of the iconic tapestry weave that is unique to Wales. Wales is world renowned for it’s weaving and textile heritage, and nothing exemplifies this more than the double weave tapestry bedcover, unique to Wales and our culture. Genuine Welsh tapestry is woven on large mechanical looms in...