Cambrian Mill & Cambrian Wool

Cambrian Mill & Cambrian Wool

I visited the Cambrian Mill today where our Cambrian Wool is being woven for the Design Challenge. It was lovely to see the fabric coming off the loom. The first 50 meters have gone to the finishers in Galashiels.  ...
Sourcing Welsh Wool

Sourcing Welsh Wool

To many it is a surprise to hear that at a commercial level at least, sourcing Welsh wool is so difficult. Despite the worldwide recognition of Welsh tapestry and weaving, its iconic patterns and colours, and the growing value of Welsh vintage textiles, there is...
Our selection panel

Our selection panel

We are really pleased to welcome Eifion Griffiths, Jen Jones and Laura Thomas as selectors for the Cambrian Mountains Design and Make Challenge Eifion Griffiths partner in forward thinking Welsh mill Melin Tregwynt Jen Jones owner of the Welsh Quilt Centre Welsh...
Wool and Breeds

Wool and Breeds

We have had quite a few enquiries about sheep breeds, or more specifically the sheep breed that has been chosen to provide our Cambrian Mountains Design and Make Challenge wool. This is a question that’s a little harder to answer than you might think. When wool...
Common Questions About The Challenge

Common Questions About The Challenge

There are some questions that have cropped up a number of times, so it’s time for a few clarifications on the Challenge: I don’t live in the UK. Can I enter the Challenge? Yes, you are welcome to submit a design and it will be treated equally by our...
Mule Sheep haven’t been Mulesed

Mule Sheep haven’t been Mulesed

An interesting misunderstanding arose on Facebook this week which we thought would be worth noting here on the site, given that our first batch of Cambrian Mountains Wool is defined as a ‘Fine Mule’ from Welsh Mule sheep. In the UK, the term...