The Textile Trail
Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries.
The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'. Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made here, and sold in the surrounding countryside - and to the rest of the world. Quilts were a major feature of the surrounding area.
The Textile Trail is a group of attractions that will appeal to textile lovers, within an hour's drive of each other, which cover the history of these vibrant West Wales industries. Three locations are responsible for recording the main events of the textile industry:
- The Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter
- The National Woollen Museum of Wales in Drefach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn
- The Ceredigion Museum (in Aberystwyth)