Ali designs and weaves tweed by hand as well as commissioning short runs of cloth, seeking to work sustainably by using resources from the region. Her Howgill Cloth range is inspired by the fells that overlook her workshop and uses traceable wool sourced from local flocks. The processes of scouring, spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing all take place within a 70 mile radius of her base in the Yorkshire Dales. Ali’s cloth is designed for clothing, light furnishings and other sewing projects. You can also purchase her Howgill weaving yarn.
Ali also teaches weaving from her workshop, either 1-2-1 or in small groups.
I design and make hand-knitted ties using artisan-dyed wool. Also, a range of attractive illusion ‘knitted’ stationery and scarves using my wool-based designs. The wool comes from artisan studio dyers who work to ensure each selected skein of yarn is dyed in exquisite, saturated colours for long-lasting hue and vibrance. Each hand-knitted piece is a unique bespoke design, influenced by couture pieces from the 1920s-1940s. I construct the wool into a textured surface that combines three-dimensional form with variants of colour. Commissions are very welcome, or choose from my studio pieces already in stock.
Herdwick Limited sources fleece from National Trust farms in Near Sawrey, Coniston & Grasmere. Wool is processed in Yorkshire and our unique tweed is hand crafted to produce quality bags, cushions & caps. True provenance & traditional northern skills.
Jelena Faergemann – designs and produces knitwear, woollen accessories, textile designs and homeware design.
All products are designed and made in our Oxfordshire studio, by hand and using different types of machinery to complete the work. All designs are manufactured in small batches to ensure quality that lasts.
Custom orders are also available. By working together, I can also create from custom colour combinations to entirely new design ideas on request.
The yarn I use comes from reputable companies with good environmental and ethical practices. It is animal cruelty-free and uses environmentally friendly dyes.
“Wool with attitude” is how we characterise Exmoor Horn sheep. Their fleece produces a soft but robust and hard-wearing yarn for hand knitting, socks and pullovers, ideal for the outdoors.
Exmoor Horn Wool is a farmer-run company dedicated to promoting the breed. The genetic diversity of the national flock is ensured whenever you buy woollen products from a minority breed such as this. Its geo-specific provenance gives your knitting individuality which can’t be found on the High Street.