‘Farm To Yarn Project’
I’m a textile designer maker, weaver and wool merchant working with farmers in Bowland to promote the use of wool …. a wonderful, readily available natural resource! I buy fleeces direct from the farms which are high nature value and low intensity.
The fleeces come from traditional hill breeds including Lonks, Lancashire’s own ancient breed. The fleeces are spun into yarn using minimal processing at a small mill in The Peak District. My work sells through galleries and wool through yarn retailers in the North West.