After the tour of the Woollen Mill, I went across to the mill shop of Melin Teifi, which is a commercial, working mill located in buildings leased from the Wool Museum (which is a part of the Museum of Wales). As it was lunch hour, the looms were now silent. I looked around and bought a few samples of flannel to make a small quilt.
I choose plain colours in navy, blue and dark red plus a stripe.
The Mill has a web site which can be found here: http://www.melinteifi.com/90290/info.php?p=1
One bolt of fabric caught my eye - I asked what it was called and it is a Welsh "tweed".
The colour and weight of this cloth reminded me strongly of the plain wool quilt in my collection.
Another photo of Welsh women knitting.
I drove off, getting lost in the process - but I did drive past what I now know to be the Ogof weaving shed. After driving down a very narrow and somewhat flooded country lane, I came to a minor road and then a major road - how I wished that I had taken the sat nav when it was offered! But I arrived back at Llannybydder and found my B & B, Y Garreg Wen, which was very pleasant.
I was also able to visit Jen's Shop and the Quilt Museum, so I have lots of photos to share in future posts.