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Patrwm Patagonia


Inspired by an incredible journey - that starts back 150 years ago... when folk from Wales journeyed 8,000 miles to create a new "Wales beyond Wales" in South America

Patrwm Patagonia - uniting Welsh & South American style

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Patrwm Patagonia


Inspired by an incredible journey - that starts back 150 years ago... when folk from Wales journeyed 8,000 miles to create a new "Wales beyond Wales" in South America

Patrwm Patagonia - uniting Welsh & South American style

Inspired by an incredible journey - that starts back 150 years ago... when folk from Wales journeyed 8,000 miles to create a new "Wales beyond Wales" in South America - Patrwm Patagonia - uniting Welsh & South American styles

Our cloth explores new ground......It's a nod to those bold pioneers and their indigenous neighbours

Available in 4 different colourways - 100% lambswool

The famous Welsh wool mill, Melin Tregwynt, has produced a beautiful new design, Patrwm Patagonia, inspired by the story of the Welsh pioneers who settled in South America 150 years ago.

The pattern is a combination of the Tehuelche (the native people of Patagonia) and the Welsh approach to symmetry.

The pattern was used extensively throughout the National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru production of {150} by Marc Rees in association with S4C and held in the Royal Opera House store in Aberdare from June - July 2015. One of the places it was referenced was in the production’s choreography. 

On her blog, {150} choreographer, Angharad Harrop, explained: “Using the pattern we have developed a score for the dancers to follow. It’s difficult to envisage exactly how it will work until we have all six dancers in the studio. The beginnings though are promising for an intricate step pattern that reflects the precision of the loom, the accuracy of Welsh clogging/stepping and focus and drive of the Welsh settlers who landed 150 years ago and successfully created a community that still thrives today.”

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Community Fund In Wales


The Fund for Wales is the perfect philanthropic vehicle for those wanting to support small charities and community groups doing inspirational things which really make a difference to people’s lives. 

Community Fund In Wales


The Fund for Wales is the perfect philanthropic vehicle for those wanting to support small charities and community groups doing inspirational things which really make a difference to people’s lives. 

Want to know more about The Community Foundation in Wales? …

Here’s how they sum up their good work:

“The Fund for Wales was set up by the Community Foundation in Wales as a way for people to give to small but inspiring projects across our country. Uniquely it’s the only national community endowment fund in the world creating a community of donors who are giving back to Wales.

85% of charitable giving goes to only 5% of charities:  people find it harder to give to smaller community organisations, meaning that groups which make a big difference locally can miss out on people’s generosity.  The Fund for Wales means that everyone who cares about Wales can join their gifts together to help people working at grassroots level to achieve lasting change in their own communities.

Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund every donation to the Fund for Wales is now matched, making it the most effective time to give to this growing endowment fund. Be part of something big today for small communities across Wales tomorrow.”

For more information on the Fund for Wales and the projects it has already supported CLICK HERE

Staff at the mill with the amount collected for the Community Fund from the sale of the special Community Fund blanket.

Staff at the mill with the amount collected for the Community Fund from the sale of the special Community Fund blanket.

A SPECIAL EDITION WITH A FEEL GOOD FACTOR 

30% of proceeds will be donated to help good causes in Wales

MADISON - COMMUNITY

Teaming up with champions of philanthropy - The community Foundation in Wales we re-coloured our Madison design - for more details click here.

30% of proceeds went to The Fund for Wales - (a fund managed by the Community Foundation in Wales) which in turn was match funded by the Big Lottery Fund - helping to create brighter futures for communities in Wales

Following the success of our limited edition in our Madison design earlier this year - which helped to raise over £6000 for the Community Fund for Wales (& sold out in a week) … we thought it only right, to team up again & make another special edition - giving more people the chance to buy something that will go towards making a difference to Welsh communities

Our next special edition is 

KNOT GARDEN - COMMUNITY

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Adain Avion


Adain Avion was a mobile art space created from a DC-9 Airplane. In 2012 Marc Rees captained the art space through a series of events across Wales, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 

To mark the event and to celebrate 100 years of our family company we produced a special fabric and a range of "top flight" limited goods for our jet setting elite. 

Adain Avion


Adain Avion was a mobile art space created from a DC-9 Airplane. In 2012 Marc Rees captained the art space through a series of events across Wales, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 

To mark the event and to celebrate 100 years of our family company we produced a special fabric and a range of "top flight" limited goods for our jet setting elite. 

Adain Avion was a mobile art space created from a DC-9 Airplane. In 2012 Marc Rees captained the art space through a series of events across Wales, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. 

To mark the event and to celebrate 100 years of our family company we produced a special fabric and a range of "top flight" limited goods for our jet setting elite. 

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St Davids Day Concert


Musician Lucy J Morgan, originally from the band Dexys, certainly gives a modern twist to the traditional Welsh costume as she poses for the camera for a St David’s Day shoot. 

St Davids Day Concert


Musician Lucy J Morgan, originally from the band Dexys, certainly gives a modern twist to the traditional Welsh costume as she poses for the camera for a St David’s Day shoot. 

Lucy teams a cape made by Melin Tregwynt bearing a St David’s Cross pattern with an updated version of the classic hat with black skinny jeans, casual shirt and heels.

And in another picture, captured by Dean Chalkley, she can be seen wearing a patterned tank top and flannel trousers by Melin Teifi and clutching her treasured viola covered in the St David’s Cross printed fabric. All her clothes were made by Brian Mallam.

The images were taken as classical musician Lucy prepared for the Wales At No 1 concert which she produced for the Wales Millennium Centre.

It took place on March 1 at the Cardiff Bay venue, and celebrated our nation’s chart-topping singles. And the man who scored Wales’ first number one hit – Ricky Valance – performed his 1960 hit Tell Laura I Love Her.

Other singers who scored number ones also graced the Donald Gordon stage, including Shakin’Stevens who has scored the most top spots for Wales thanks to tracks like This Ole House and Green Door.

Manic Street Preachers’ frontman James Dean Bradfield who’s enjoyed a number of chart-toppers with the band, including If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, was there alongside Wales’ latest hit-maker, Amy Wadge, who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s best-seller Thinking Out Loud.

Lucy met the photographer several years ago while working with the band Dexys so called him with her plans for the latest shoot.

“I’ve had this idea for a long time to do a photo shoot which incorporates everything I do and so I thought it would be nice to do something around the St David’s Day concert,” said freelance musician Lucy, who’s originally from Abercrave in the Swansea Valley and has worked with the likes of Lionel Richie, Dame Shirley Bassey and Jools Holland.

“I wanted to incorporate the old with the new. The shoot took all day and going into it I found it quite overwhelming. I’d only ever been in this scenario with a band or other people but this time the pressure was all on my shoulders. But Dean is such an amazing, creative genius and put me at ease.”

Lucy, founder of the Welsh Pops Orchestra, which performed at the concert, was thrilled to be putting some of Wales’ chart-toppers on stage alongside some of today’s best singers, including Gabrielle Murphy who sang Duffy’s Mercy.

“It was great to hear new arrangements of some famous songs and to hear people sing songs they wouldn’t normally sing.”

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Wales in Space


The Welsh Space Campaign launches ordinary Welsh people into outer space, by finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions. A young designer Hefin Jones started touring the last remaining wool mills in Wales and asked factory workers and craftsmen to help him make an astronaut suit. 

Wales in Space


The Welsh Space Campaign launches ordinary Welsh people into outer space, by finding a cosmic context for Welsh culture, skills and traditions. A young designer Hefin Jones started touring the last remaining wool mills in Wales and asked factory workers and craftsmen to help him make an astronaut suit. 

The suit is made of the fabric woven in the last remaining wool mills in Wales. The astronaut boots are traditional Welsh clogs crafted by a traditional clog maker. The whole pressure system that will enable the astronaut to sustain life in outer space was built by a Welsh plumber.

Hefin asked Melin Tregwynt to participate and we gave him some St David’s Cross in Indigo and White which he’s used for the spacesuit.

The work is not solely about making a series of space garments, it’s also about catapulting these people into entirely new ambitions and dreams and discussing with them the possibility of sending local crafts and skills into space. “The project facilitates participatory speculation, in which the people are invited into the construction of cosmic objects, and their experience during this process allows them to speculate about the different possibilities of their skill.”

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St Davids Day Concert


Musician Lucy J Morgan, originally from the band Dexys, certainly gives a modern twist to the traditional Welsh costume as she poses for the camera for a St David’s Day shoot. 

St Davids Day Concert


Musician Lucy J Morgan, originally from the band Dexys, certainly gives a modern twist to the traditional Welsh costume as she poses for the camera for a St David’s Day shoot. 

Lucy teams a cape made by Melin Tregwynt bearing a St David’s Cross pattern with an updated version of the classic hat with black skinny jeans, casual shirt and heels.

And in another picture, captured by Dean Chalkley, she can be seen wearing a patterned tank top and flannel trousers by Melin Teifi and clutching her treasured viola covered in the St David’s Cross printed fabric. All her clothes were made by Brian Mallam.

The images were taken as classical musician Lucy prepared for the Wales At No 1 concert which she produced for the Wales Millennium Centre.

It took place on March 1 at the Cardiff Bay venue, and celebrated our nation’s chart-topping singles. And the man who scored Wales’ first number one hit – Ricky Valance – performed his 1960 hit Tell Laura I Love Her.

Other singers who scored number ones also graced the Donald Gordon stage, including Shakin’Stevens who has scored the most top spots for Wales thanks to tracks like This Ole House and Green Door.

Manic Street Preachers’ frontman James Dean Bradfield who’s enjoyed a number of chart-toppers with the band, including If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, was there alongside Wales’ latest hit-maker, Amy Wadge, who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s best-seller Thinking Out Loud.

Lucy met the photographer several years ago while working with the band Dexys so called him with her plans for the latest shoot.

“I’ve had this idea for a long time to do a photo shoot which incorporates everything I do and so I thought it would be nice to do something around the St David’s Day concert,” said freelance musician Lucy, who’s originally from Abercrave in the Swansea Valley and has worked with the likes of Lionel Richie, Dame Shirley Bassey and Jools Holland.

“I wanted to incorporate the old with the new. The shoot took all day and going into it I found it quite overwhelming. I’d only ever been in this scenario with a band or other people but this time the pressure was all on my shoulders. But Dean is such an amazing, creative genius and put me at ease.”

Lucy, founder of the Welsh Pops Orchestra, which performed at the concert, was thrilled to be putting some of Wales’ chart-toppers on stage alongside some of today’s best singers, including Gabrielle Murphy who sang Duffy’s Mercy.

“It was great to hear new arrangements of some famous songs and to hear people sing songs they wouldn’t normally sing.”