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a busy weekend...

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a busy weekend...

It was a very busy May Bank Holiday weekend with visits from the Bentley Driver’s Club on Saturday and on Sunday a fantastic afternoon of Gypsy Jazz and food courtesy of Swingology so check it out…

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"Beasts of the Mabinogion Exhibition"

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"Beasts of the Mabinogion Exhibition"

A collaboration with textile artist Helly Powell led to the creation of a beautiful new collection “The Beasts of the Mabinogion”. As Helly used cloth woven at Melin Tregwynt in the creation of these sculptures, the mill wass the natural starting point to exhibiting them in celebration of the national ‘Year Of Legends’.

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The Wisdom Of Wool Exhibition

We have the pleasure to present Sophie Myfanwy Wellan’s latest work, The Wisdom Of Wool.

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“Feminine and fragile, the work of Sophie Wellan invites the viewer to enter her intimate universe through the decoding of a complex web of symbols and signs…” Anwar Nassar, President of Trampolim.
For more details about the artist, please visit her website: sophie myfanwy wellan
The Wisdom Of Wool, evocative installation celebrating wool, will be presented to our visitors from the 1st of August to the 13th of September. To see the story behind each element of the installation, please visit the wisdom of wool.
Other venues will be on the path of this migrating exhibition, from the 1st of June:
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National Wool Museum
Dre-Fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP
01 - 30 June 2015
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West Wales Art Centre
16 West St, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9AE
05 - 18 July 2015
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Melin Tregwynt 
Tregwynt Woollen Mill, Castlemorris, Haverfordwest, SA62 5UX
 01 August - 13 September 2015
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MOMA
The Tabernacle, The Tannery, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ
19 September - 31 October 2015

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British Wool Heroes of 2012

Country Homes & Interiors magazine asked Alun Callender  to shoot portraits of British Wool Heroes for their 2012 calendar.

He travelled the country from the Scottish borders to West Sussex via Cumbria, Yorkshire, Pembrokeshire, Worcestershire, Somerset & Buckinghamshire and met some very interesting people on the way, and took a lovely set of pictures.

Amanda Griffiths, my wife and partner in Melin Tregwynt is on the left and Marie Wallin, Head designer at Rowan is on the right. I thought they might have followed the example of the WI and gone topless but apparently not.

Here are more heroes

Victoria Stapleton, Founder & Creative Director of Brora – Liz Cann, Design Director of Zoffany.

Kelly Butler, Creative Design Director at Brintons carpets & Georgina Cardew Co-founder of Fleetwood Fox

Fashion Designer Eloise Grey & Jane Exley of The Wooly Rug Company

Jessica Cross, Co-founder of Southdown Duvets & Christine Armstrong, Founder & director of Second Nature.

You can see more of Alun Callender’s work at http://www.aluncallenderblog.com

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We show at Salone Milan for the first time...

We’re tremendously excited to have been invited to show here as part of the DesignJunction group of UK companies. Other companies involved include Modus, Innermost, Wedgewood, Anglepoise, Benchmark, Channels and Race Furniture. 

We all showed together in the amazingly cool and elegant Zegna company building on the Via Savona in the Tortona district of Milan. It was an extraordinary show; full of vitality and stuffed with design, some of it out of this world, most of it good but some of it unbelieveably bad.

        Of course DesignJumction was easily the best and it certainly attracted a lot of attention. Word of mouth is important here, and we became a must see.

I’ve included a couple of images from  the event but if you wanted to see more of the event just click here to visit our Facebook site where I’ve uploaded some more images.  

 

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Melin Tregwynt at Maison & Objet

We did this show earlier this year and it was very successful despite our stand being difficult to find. We were really lucky to be featured in one of the Trend areas.  

 

Francois Bernard the designer chose to feature our work in the “Unplugged” area. We had a very long wall displaying our throws. 

 

 

 

We used the show to preview our new bag range which will launch this autumn. This is our satchel bag which will retail for £110 and is the on trend style for this season. It will be available in selected colours and we’ll keep you posted.

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melin tregwynt at john lewis

This autumn keep your eyes open for special events to mark The Campaign for Wool, an initiative championed by HRH The Prince of Wales aimed at promoting the natural and sustainable attributes of wool throughout the entire supply chain from textile buyers to end users. 

‘He got together all the interested parties, including people in fashion, clothes retailers, carpet manufacturers and representatives of the wool industry, and they agreed to work together to promote wool.’

Melin Tregwynt are working with John Lewis on a range of blankets/throws to coincide with the campaign which culminates in a special week, starting October 11th 

John Lewis are showcasing our products in their Cardiff store on Saturday, September 11th

so if you want to meet us and have a chat we’ll be at the top of the escalator on the 2nd floor. There will also be a display of our blankets.

Also this Saturday come and meet an expert! Mockie Harrison, Manager of the home design studio at John Lewis, will be showing you how to transform a blank room using this year’s themes and styles.

If you’re in Cardiff come and see us in John Lewis or visit our own store nearby at 26 Royal Arcade where we have our full range of products.

There will be more special events to mark the Campaign and we’ll keep you updated.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR STORE AT 26 ROYAL ARCADE HAS NOW CLOSED

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melin tregwynt at maison & objet this week

This is just a quick reminder that we’ll will be at

Maison & Objet, Paris

Hall 7, (now design a vivre), Stand M155-M171,later this week from 3rd – 7th September and we’d love to see you there.

 

If you can’t make it to Paris we’ll also be at the following shows:

100% Design London

(Earls Court, Stand No J1) Sept 23rd – 26th and

Tokyo Design Week,

(EU Gateway Mission) Hilton Shinjuku Oct 25th – 29th

The Sleep Event

(Business Design Centre, Stand No M1A) Nov 23rd – 26th

We’ll be showing our new collections in pure new wool upholstery, wool and lambswool, graphic double cloths and pure wool blankets. New colours for this season will include a cassis collection of warm berry colours with accents of lime and an ember collection of hot pinks, browns and oranges.

       Alongside our stock ranges we specialise in customisation, short runs and exclusive designs for hotels, designers and specifiers and have worked with companies as diverse as Muji, John Lewis, Conrans, SCP, Margaret Howell, Comme des Garcons, Mulberry etc. who have all commissioned exclusive ranges.

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