AROUND THE MIND
Ewe-nite the woolly-headed community for events and courses
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
Fernhill Farm – An Arcadian Place To Stay
Here at Fernhill Farm, we have a variety of different accommodation options, from camping out in the fields to our four-poster bridal suite and pretty much everything in between. Whether you are looking for quiet sanctuary or wish to celebrate in style, our truly unique surroundings are perfect for all occasions. We pride outselves on offering cosy accommodation with social spaces.
FelinFach Natural Textiles
Traditionally hand-woven blankets, iconic Welsh tapestry blankets, throws, scarves, cushions, and other woollen products. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural botanical dyes at our purposed designed Dye Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Sheepskin Rugs, Welsh tartans and tools and accessories for Crafters and Makers. Workshops and Courses – Learn how to dye yarn and fabrics with natural botanical dyes only. Explore our full range at:
www.FelinFach.com – Natural Traditional Handmade
I source fleece from almost two dozen farms within a 30 mile radius of my home in the Yorkshire Dales. I sort the wool in my garden, sample designs on my handlooms, then ‘shepherd’ my wool through a series of mills based in West Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders where it is scoured, spun, dyed, woven and finished, eventually returning to me as 100% British wool blankets and scarves. Right from the start I have tried to maintain a tight ‘fibreshed’ and a sustainable ethos. I am proud to be playing a part in keeping our once famous woollen industry alive and relevant for future generations.
Annis’s Hand Felted Creations
Annis‘s Hand Felted Creations began with myself, Annis, but gradually became a small family business, as I called on the assistance of my mum and husband as I became more busy.
We create kits, needle felted sculptures, doorstops, cushions and wool felting pads.
I also run needle felting workshops in Cumbria and North Yorkshire.