Blanket Talk at Llangasty Village Hall

Blanket lecture at Llangasty Village Hall

At the invitation the Women’s Institute I spent a lovely Wednesday afternoon giving a talk on the History of Welsh Blankets and Tapestries at Llangasty Village Hall. It was a cold grey March day but I received a warm welcome due a flourishing crowd and a roaring log fire burning in the hall.

One of the ladies demonstrates how she wrapped her children when they were little in a Welsh nursing shawl (tightly under her left arm ) leaving both hands free to work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the WI Ladies demonstrating how to ‘cwtch’ a baby in an old Welsh Nursing Shawl

What could be more cosy than a log fire, a pile of beautiful Welsh Blankets and a knowledgeable and enthusiastic crowd to talk with? I really enjoy giving these talks and can guarantee that I learn something each time as well as pass on the knowledge that I have gleaned from the years of my research into these beautiful Textiles

The ladies of  Llangasty WI await my Welsh Blanket talk beside the embers of their Village Hall open fire

The ladies of  Llangasty WI await my Welsh Blanket talk beside the embers of their Village Hall open fire

Thank you to everyone who came along