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Above: A rustic wooden staircase leads upstairs from the living room. The original slate slabs have been scrubbed and sealed with linseed oil and turpentine.
Welsh Tapestry Blanket. Elvet Woollen Mill is one of the last remaining working woollen mills in West Wales, and has a history dating back over 120 years. For the past 30 years it has been run by Mike Tolputt and his family. And Mike is the best man to tell us about his tools: image “The oil can has been in constant use for the past 32 years to my knowledge. It is probably fifty years old but still functions perfectly well, keeping all the machinery well oiled and running smoothly.”