Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Farfield Mill

A few weeks ago our much needed weekend break took us South and across the border to the scenic countryside of the Lake District and to the wonderful discovery of Farfield Mill.

This restored Victorian woollen mill is now an arts and heritage centre with four floors of cafe, shop,

(Yes, we started in the cafe! Very comfortable and offering delicious herb scones)

weaving demonstrations and working looms,

This gentleman on the left was taught how to weave on these old Victorian machines in the 1950's when he was 15 years old. The younger gentleman is my son learning to weave.

Quarryman's Quilt by Clyde Oliver - stitch and stone

studio spaces

and if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, there is a full Summer schedule of classes and workshops.

Yes, purchases were made but that's for another post!


  1. The mill and the photos look very nice and relaxed!
    Thanks to your posts I get more and more an idea of the lay of the land in Scotland. A friend of mine is visiting Edinburgh next week... and just from your blog I could give her a few tips...thanks!

  2. Thank you, Marion, and If your friend needs some more info about Edinburgh (places to eat etc) just drop me an email and I can give you a few of some of my favourites.



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