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Woollen flannel patchworks

This utilitarian quilt was made by Mrs Gethin of Cwm Belan near Llanidloes, between 1900 and 1920.

This flannel bedcover was made in about 1890 by Mrs Jones of Tyn Hendre, Llanidloes for her daughter Jane Beedle.

A typical example of a bold patchwork in flannel fabrics produced in Mid Wales in the late 19th century.

This mosaic patchwork (2385 x 1725 mm), pieced with army uniform fabrics, came from the Thomas family in south Wales. It originally belonged to grandmother Elvira Thomas (neé Jenkins). It is believed to have been made by a cousin from the Talgarth area in Powys where there was a convalescent home for wounded soldiers.

This is a patchwork quilt made of petticoat flannels, probably from south Wales. It was discovered in a charity shop in Llanidloes, and rescued for the collection.

This stunning flannel quilt was made by Elizabeth Ashton (1873 – 1930) of Ty Capel, Llawryglyn near Llanidloes between 1890 – 1900.

This is a Canadian Red Cross quilt brought to Ely in South Wales during the Second World War. It is one of thousands distributed in the UK by the Red Cross to help families made homeless by the hostilities.

The flannel in the quilt was made locally in one of the Llanidloes flannel mills (there were 8 flannel mills in the town).

This example of a utilitarian suiting fabrics patchwork is more elaborately designed and stitched than normal.