The Blodwen Heritage Blanket Project

Blodwen 010 _hiBlodwen, the on-line lifestyle brand specialising in the design and manufacture of hand-crafted
luxury homewares,textiles and furniture – made in Wales, is launching a new textile collection
inspired by the discovery of a historical archive of Welsh blanket patterns dating from the 1700’s.

The Collection is part of the Heritage Blanket Project – a community initiative designed to
celebrate the ‘Craft and Industry of the Weaver’. It aims to resurrect historical patterns into a
range of contemporary textiles – each with a unique story to tell.

Using digital visualisation and virtual sampling technologies together with contemporary
yarns,colourways and finishes, the Project is an illustration of Blodwen’s on-going commitment
to the design and manufacture of unique homewares which fuse time-honoured skills with
modern craftsmanship.

Blodwen’s first Heritage Collection offers a range of blankets, throws, quilts and
cushions – all revived from age-old hand-drawn designs. The textiles are made from 100% pure
new wool and woven at Blodwen’s 180 year old mill in the Teifi Valley, on its original 1930’s
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The ‘Hiraeth’ (Longing) blanket is a bold geometric chequer-board design in monochrome and red. The ‘Pinwheel’ blanket is inspired by the name given to the most iconic of traditional Welsh Quilt designs, and comes in a striking indigo and red.

Both blankets feature an embroidered panel with a verse taken from the book and written by the weaver.Further textiles from the Heritage Blanket Project will be launched later in the year. Blodwen offers ready-to-buy as well as bespoke products and also undertakes commission work from a growing number of international interior designers.

Blodwen is now available in the UK at Liberty’s of London, The Conran Shop and SCP.
– Bringing the craftsman’s way of life to your way of living.Blodwen IMG_0080 copy

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