Posts Tagged ‘Melin tregwynt’

There’s nothing like a cold snap to make a little snooze on the sofa (in front of my newly installed fire) under some lightweight wool seem like the only way to spend an afternoon. These divine articles are mainly known as throws but beware this term as it can mean a tiny article that is meant to ‘dress’ the end of a bed and is therefore far too small to keep you warm either in bed or anywhere else. A good throw should cover the vast majority (preferably all) of your duvet or sheets so that if you do need it for warmth, it won’t disappoint. If you add a lovely splash of colour and texture, a throw can start to see like the perfect accessory. I have been researching throws to see what is available from my favourite suppliers and honestly, I want them all.

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Wallace Sewell textiles achieve a delectable blend of colours along side stunning textures so their throws honestly feel like works of art

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I discovered The Biggest Blanket Company when I came across their shop in Pimlico last Autumn which is stuffed to the rafters with desirable throws. The paisley cashmere throw shown above on the left is heavenly and is high on my must-have list.


Bronte from Abraham Moon (a firm favourite of Angel and Blume) produce a huge range of lovely throws including some very jolly spots and checks.

Designers Guild

For those of us who lust after colour, look no further than Designers Guild who have some delicious throws using colour in ways only they can.

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Melin Tregwynt have a unique range of designs that encompass both traditional and contemporary interiors – and as they design and manufacture all their products by the sea in Wales, I think they have a pretty good karma too!

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And finally, Roger Oates who produce the most wonderful stair runners, have now expanded into throws and bedlinen, and their eye for design and colour works as well with their throws (and bedlinen) as their runners.

You can see why I am spoilt for choice, can’t you?


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With the Christmas tree undressed and the decorations packed away for another year our living rooms can look slightly sad and lacking. The addition of a beautiful cushion or two can make all the difference as this will add comfort and  texture to your sofa and chairs.

And whilst we are still in the midst of winter and not yet ready for spring time accessories, we thought we would list our favourite winter style cushions. There are some especially lovely embroidered options around at the moment, all ready made and great value.

 Magpie Miller Laurel

From Magpie Miller, Hand Embroidered Laurel on rich black linen 50.8cm x 50.8cm £38

 Magpie Miller Embroidered Antlers

Also from Magpie Miller, these embroidered antlers on off white linen are current and fun 50.8cm x 50.8cm £38

Fabrics and Papers nest egg 

Fabrics and Papers have some wonderful embroidered winter trees and this one is our favourites. Nest Egg Cushion, hand embroidered with blue and yellow birds on cream linen. 43cm x 43cm £145.00

Maxemilia winter tree 

Maxemilia have embroidered tree cushion covers, with dainty stitching. This design is copied from the drawing of a tree on Old Street in London. Thick cotton linen mix white fabric, 16” x 16” £35

 Maxemilia plane treemaxemilia tweed back

Embroidered London Plane Tree Cushion cover on cotton with vintage tweed back. Also Maxemilia 16”x16” £35

Heals have a large and varied selection of ready made cushions.  This famous Melin Tregwynt Mondo dot design comes in lovely earthy colours and the wool fabric makes it warm and soft to the touch.

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 Gold Green Melin Tregwynt cushion 45cm x 45cm £50

 heals siberian wolf

 The epitome of luxury and comfort, as well as being shamelessly glamorous is Heals Faux Fur Siberian Wolf Cushion.  £78

 Anta tartan

Lastly from Anta, woven in Scotland, in beautifully muted blue and brown colours, this tartan cover with horn buttons comes with a 45x45cm feather pad.  £74 Check out their Tartan Tuesday offer – you may get yourself a bargain!

Cadboll Tartan Cushion



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Angel + Blume is loving the colour blue!  Especially the rich peacock and vibrant kingfisher, denim and turquoise blues appearing in many of this autumn’s new collections.

This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website.

No doubt, with a nod to the fact that 2012 has seen the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Designers Guild have launched a collection of fabrics called Elizabeth and amongst these fabrics are some fine examples of beautiful blues in velvet, jacquard and embroidery.

Moser Wedgewood

Clarence Lapis

Stothard Sapphire


And these wonderful blue colours combined with Ikat and Aztec designs are particularly prevelant in both the Autumn fabric and home accessory collections.

Heals Aztec accessories

Oka Aktash Cushion

Oka Sanskrit Dhurrie Rug


  Thibaut have cleverly combined this Eastern influenced softly defined  Ikat design in navy with boldly patterned Longwood wallpaper and very simple self patterned window voiles  – to create a charmingly restful bedroom.

Lastly, some gorgeous blue patterned Blankets and Cushions from Melin Tregwynt will ward off any chill in the autumn air!

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As the Jubilee weekend is upon us, and the Angel and Blume office is feeling really rather patriotic, we feel this is a perfect time to promote some of our wonderful British fabric companies – if you are looking to redecorate, now is the perfect time to indulge in some great British design.

 This blog first appeared on the Cambridge Evening News website

 Celia Birtwell is known round the world as a great textile designer and having successfully conquered the fashion industry, she then expanded into fabrics for the home in the 1980s. Her designs are just gorgeous and bring a charm and humour to the home that is an absolute winner. Beautiful attention to detail and perfect colouring mean that her fabrics are elegant, stylish and very useable. We love them.


St Judes are based in Norfolk and produce beautiful, quirky designs on printed fabric that are perfect for curtains, upholstery, cushions, lampshades – you name it, St Judes fabric looks good in it. They work with a range of artists who produce designs for their fabrics which contributes in no small part to their original, refreshing and highly desirable look. www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk

My Mum bought a Melin Tregwynt welsh blanket when I was very young (I now have it, I’m delighted to say) and it is still looking fabulous all these years later. Their products are all made in Wales at their own mill and I love their individual designs and their robust, honest and well made products. Melin Tregwynt are celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year and I think their designs and products are better than ever


Kate Forman Fabrics has captured the wonderful essence of French vintage floral design with a tiny bit of Gustavian chic and the result is fabulous British designed and produced range of fabrics. The collection extends into cushions, accessories and also furniture which embodies the flavour of the fabric collection. We highly recommend a look at the irresistible website.

Rapture and Wright have a fresh, creative and interesting look about their fabrics and that coupled with delicate colouring and high quality linen cloth is very enticing. Their website is beautifully presented – so much so that it is hard to resist purchasing –  and they also say on the home page that their philosophy is to be 100% British, and that is ok by us!


The Isle Mill produces the most beautiful and useable woollen tweeds. Their clever use of colours and pattern makes these wools desirable in both traditional and contemporary homes and their finely woven wools work really well for both perfectly draped curtains and luxurious upholstery. We think these Scottish wools are an absolute winner.

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Melin Tregwynt has been a firm favourite of Angel and Blume for a long time and we love their blankets, throws and cushions, not just for the beautifully soft warm wool they are made in but also for their gorgeous colours and designs. If you love the images below, have a browse through their website www.melintregwynt.co.uk because you are bound to find more things to tempt you. Lampshades, scarf or shoes anyone?




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