Rural holiday self catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed

At Trefriw Woollen Mills traditional Welsh bedspreads, travelling rugs and tweeds are manufactured from the raw wool. Most of the textile machinery is over 50 years old and is powered by electricity generated by a vintage turbine.

WEAVING

Originally a "pandy" (Welsh for fulling mill), situated on the banks of the river Crafnant to use the soft water to wash the wool and drive the water wheels, the mill is still run by the descendants of Thomas Williams who bought it in 1859.

The wool is carded, spun, doubled, dyed, warped and woven on the premises.

TEAROOM

OPENING TIMES

WEAVING
MID FEBRUARY - MID DECEMBER
Monday - Friday
10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (including Bank holidays except for Good Friday and May Day Bank Holiday)

WORKING MILL MUSEUM
EASTER - OCTOBER
Carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill etc. which run according to production requirement
Mon - Fri (except Bank Holidays)
10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00pm

SHOP & TURBINE:
April - October daily 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
November - March: Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
Closed Dec 25, Dec 26 and Jan 1

WEAVER'S GARDEN with plants which supply natural dyes and fibres: June - Sept. Hours as shop

RAG RUG MAKING demonstrations
June - September: every Tuesday

HAND SPINNING demonstrations and an opportunity to "try weaving yourself"
June - September: every Wednesday and Thursday

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Welsh weaving since 1859