Farfield Resident Artists
Ali weaves cloth by hand in her workshop here at the Mill. She loves the wild and remote landscapes and never tires of walking across the northern fells.
Alison O’Neill is a Shepherdess, mother and mountain woman bred from farming stock. A talented, inspirational designer with an eye for colour and composition that is a rare gift, Alison’s designs are inspired by Britain’s high places and the lives of those that live and work in them.
Scarves, jumpers, hats and bags in a riot of vibrant colours. "I love to experiment with different colours and fibres – and take inspiration from the ever-changing textures of the local area."
Carole Bowman - BeeTextiles
Carole is a textile designer/ maker. She studied Contemporary Constructed Textile Design in Bradford and has exhibited in the regoins and London. Carole is often seen here in the Mill weaving on her loom or spinning with her hand-dyed wool.
Renowned for her felting and knitting - Chrissie is a teaches internationally and is based here at Farfield Mill where she works on her own designs.
Denise Maguire has numerous years' experience of both sewing and patchwork quilting. She has regularly exhibited at the NEC and holds a City and Guilds qualification in Patchwork and Design. In her studio you can see and buy many examples of her work.
Dimitris - The Silver Workshop (jewellery)
Dimitris designs and hand crafts exquisite pieces using semi and precious stones each personally selected by him from the gem capital of the world, Jaipur India.
As a patchwork quilter I draw my inspiration largely from shapes and patterns generated by mathematics. I am uncompromising about the standard of my workmanship. I only do hand-quilting; hence it takes a long time to produce a quilt of any size.
Elly keeps bees and makes beautiful preducts from them. Beeswax candles moudled or with pressed flowers, handcrafted soap and lip balms.
Izzy is passionate about the environment and caring for the natural world. This is why she became interested in weaving and spinning natural fibres for sustainable and ecological solutions for textiles.
Josie’s has a passion for textiles, influenced by nature and her love of Indian embroidery. She creates her work using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques using both machine and hand stitch techniques.
Juliette is a weaver, influenced by the trational weaving patterns and styles from Shetland where she studied comtemporary weaving design. Juliette has designed our new Farfield throws and is happy to take on commision work.
Kath has a love of all things crafty! She loves creating beautiful things using traditional skills including knitting, crochet, felting and needlecraft. Visit her studio to see cuddly sheep with their own names, felted soaps, rag dolls and many other textile treats.
Laura has a wide range of beautiful woven and knitted creation available here at the Mill. She designs all her samples of designs and colours is carried out on her wooden handlooms.
Laura sources her fleeces from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria.
Wendy’s work uses the silk fusion technique, which allows her to incorporate natural and organic forms found in the landscape. Delicately encasing dried and pressed flowers into layers of silk to create beautiful tactile surfaces which can be embellished or transformed.
Wickerfish is an Art Gallery/ Studio that is run by Stuart Gray and Ruth Clayton. They produce paintings in watercolour and acrylics and design and make contemporary clocks.