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2024 Exhibition Folk Costume of Wales.

We exhibited a selection of costume from our collection in 2022

We now have new pieces ready to display so will be returning to explore this topic further from May 2024

More details to be added shortly. 

Summer opening from 5th May

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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,

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