Solva Woollen Mill

Solva Woollen Mill is owned by Tom and Anna Grime and can be found on the banks of the River Solfach, 1 mile inland from the picturesque coastal village of Solva. The mill produces woven fabric on its historic looms as it has done for over 100 years.

Tom has spent many hours learning about weaving, keeping the Dobcross looms working and enjoying the challenge when they go wrong. He organises the weaving, sorts out new designs and sources the wool amongst a myriad of other jobs that need doing to keep a woollen mill running. Anna has spent time carefully transforming the mill shop to display their own woven rugs and runners. She has also chosen other products that reflect the ethos of the mill: that they must be made in the UK and fundamentally of good quality and resilience. Solva Woollen Mill has become a hidden treasure, tucked in a valley in West Wales. People travel from all over the world to visit this special little place and to experience a small piece of Welsh history.

They have a fantastic team of people to help them who are all fiercely proud of the mill’s history. Tom and Teilo are both weavers and spend their days working with wool, warping and weaving and chatting to customers. Rachel, Sue and Karen are the team who look after the shop and tearoom, keeping it all looking fabulous. Liz bakes our amazing homemade cakes that she has won prizes for.

Finally, we can’t forget the mill cat who has the most important job of all – keeping all the wool safe.  

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