Museum of Welsh Textiles
2023 In Praise of the Handloom Weavers
This years exhibition celebrates the work of the Rural Weavers working within their own towns and villages, weaving primarily to fulfill the needs of their own communities.
This years exhibition shows the variety of cloth woven, from that produced for daily use, to the heirloom pieces woven for special occasions, the majority of these pieces were not only hand woven but involved the work of both local spinner and dyer, before the yarn arrived at the door of the weaver.
Welsh Double Cloth Quilt
19th C Double Cloth Quilt work of the Master Weaver, hangs behind a selection of simple indigo stripes. These simple stripes were woven for everyday use, in natural white or grey with the addition of a little simple colour,
Work of the Master Weaver
Lewis Jones , a Master Weaver from Lampeter weaving narrow loom tapestry on an old wooden box loom. These looms were frequently situated in the home or in a small shed attached to the house or farm.
Fringed Narrow loom Cartheni
The Double Cloth Quilts and the heavy fringed Carthen were frequently given as wedding presents many becoming treasured heirlooms handed down through generations,