2016 Exhibitors

Demonstrators

The Tour of British Fleece and Spinning and Weaving interactive demonstrations with the Gilsland Fibre Friday Group and their friends.

Sheep from Moss Peteral Farm, Greenhead.

Stallholders

Details of all stallholders will appear here as they confirm attendance.

If you wish to sell your products on our small producers table please make an enquiry through our contacts page.

Ellie Langley - is an experienced felt maker and will have a variety of her hand made products for sale.

The Knitting Gift Shop will be selling their range of wool made with fleece which they buy from farms throughout the north of England and then have spun in Yorkshire. They also have knitting related gifts all produced by themselves or made for them by local County Durham companies.

Eden Gotland Sheep selling raw Gotland fleece and carded Gotland wool.

Liz Reed is a designer and maker. She makes delightful little people from driftwood and clothes them in knitted garments made from British sheep's wool.

Natural Born Dyers are a small indie-dying business offering high quality yarns and fibres dyed with natural dyes which they extract from plants that they grow themselves, harvest locally from sustainable sources or purchase in dried form from UK suppliers. They aim to offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to chemically dyed yarn and fibre. They then use these to dye quality yarns and fibre which, where possible, are from British sources.

Julie Owens selling her handspun wool.

Jennie Howes of skybluepinkdesigns will be selling her hand spun and dyed yarns that come from British sheep along with her own patterns, hand knitted garments and knitting kits.

We are delighted to welcome Magali Pettier, Director and film maker of 'Addicted to Sheep' to this year's event. Come along and meet her life sized needlefelted Swaledale sheep. You will also be able to buy DVDs of the film, minature versions of needlefelted Swaledale sheep and lambs and other 'Addicted to Sheep' merchandise.

Tarset Shetlands (trading as Deneburn Meadows) will be bringing fleeces, yarn, carded wool and handmade items from their Shetland Sheep grazing at Wark and Tarset.

Janet Matthews of Hole House Farm Wensleydales will be seling Wensleydale and Wensleydale blend slivers for spinning and felting, together with dyed locks and batts. Janet will also have some black Blue Faced Leicester fleeces for sale along with some interesting crosses!

Sue Gill is a small, indie dyer using UK wool for her fibre and yarns, often in colours inspired by Northumberland or what she is currently reading!

Lizzie Ross will be selling yarn and knitted items made from her Alpaca flock (Stony Pasture) just north of Hexham. The yarn is processed just over the border in Duns. They are 100% natural colours. The yarn in Double Knit and Aran, rovings and some rug yarn.

Needle felted textile artisit, Jane Jackson from Bright Seed Textiles will be bringing her Harris Tweed Art, prints and cards. Jane has developed her own distinctive style of creating needle felted 'paintings' from Harris Tweed.

2014 Exhibitors

Demonstrators

From 'Sheep to Shawl' with the Gilsland Fibre Friday Group and their friends.

Sheep from Kiln Hill Farm, Gilsland.

Stallholders

Details of all stallholders will appear here as they confirm attendance.

The Wool Clip will be bringing a selection of goodies for sale. The Wool Clip is an award-winning co-operative made up of 15 local (Cumbria) wool workers. They all have a thing about wool.  Between them they grow it, sew it, spin, weave and dye it, knit, crochet and felt it, hook with it, tuft with it and stuff with it. Their work focuses on colour and creativity and their aim is to share their enthusiasm for all things woollen.

Eden Gotland Sheep selling raw Gotland fleece and carded Gotland wool.

Natural Born Dyers are a small indie-dying business offering high quality yarns and fibres dyed with natural dyes which they extract from plants that they grow themselves, harvest locally from sustainable sources or purchase in dried form from UK suppliers. They aim to offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to chemically dyed yarn and fibre. They then use these to dye quality yarns and fibre which, where possible, are from British sources.

Julie Owens selling her handspun wool.

Jennie Howes of skybluepinkdesigns will be selling her hand spun and dyed yarns that come from British sheep along with her own patterns, hand knitted garments and knitting kits.

Willowford Farm Organic Wool  wil be for sale on our small producers stall.

Ellie Langley - is an experienced felt maker and will have a variety of her hand made products for sale.

Chris Jones will be selling his hand made peg looms, lucettes and other wooden items.

Anita Holmes from Dales Farm will be selling fleece, wool and sheepskins.

Shetland yarn, fleeces and knitted items from Ann Holt and her daughter Torrey will be for sale on our small producers stall, along with items from knitter Ingrid Gaskell and spinner Sally Antill.

Black Bat are passionate about Wool and hope that they can persuade more people to use this wonderful, bio-degradable, abundant fibre. The original primitive breeds of sheep did not have the huge fleeces that we see today so must be sheared to safeguard their health. Thousands of these fleeces are destroyed each year as Smallholders with just a few sheep, often rare breeds, have no market for their wool. These are the fleeces that Black Bat buy. When they have enough of a particular type of fleece Paul at Halifax Spinning Mill, Near Goole, East Yorkshire will turn these into an incredible range of yarns, batts and rovings of a quality it is hard to find elsewhere.

The Woolly Shepherd are unable to attend themselves but will be sending some items for display (and possibly for us to sell). They make acoustic woolly clouds, felted wool material and boot liner insoles.

The Knitting Gift Shop will be selling their range of wool made with fleece which they buy from farms throughout the north of England and then have spun in Yorkshire. They also have knitting related gifts all produced by themselves or made for them by local County Durham companies.

Sue Gill will be selling her hand dyed fibre and drop spindle kits to help get you started with your own spinning projects.

June Hall will be selling her carded fleece, specific breeds, and handspun yarn. She will also have information about the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

The Wool Room will be selling their luxury bedding made from the finest British wool, which is scientifically proven to improve sleep quality. In fact, research suggests wool bedding can help provide up to 25% more stage four regenerative sleep.  The Wool Room's specialists have been in the wool industry since 1888, and that's a lot of time to get to know about wool's miracle properties - and a lot of sheep to shear! Their team of experts want to bring the very best wool products to the market, so no wool blanket or wool duvet has left their workshop without going through over a decade of testing, tinkering and trialling.

Manocia Shatwell makes unique and original handmade Harris Tweed handbags, Harris Tweed corsages, Harris Tweed journal and guest book covers, uniquely decorated with applique and beading.

 

2012 Exhibitors

Demonstrators

Stallholders

We will be inviting a number of stallholders selling a variety of products made from the wool of British sheep.

Details will appear here when confirmed.

Laura's Loom  - Laura is a weaver creating handwoven wool throws and scarves woven from organically processed British wool sourced directly from the farm gate.

Wools of Cumbria Carpets Ltd make beautiful wool carpets from the rare and distinctive sheep found on the Cumbrian fells. They closely monitor every single process from purchasing the fleece through to fitting the final carpet in your home.

Willowford Farm Organic Wool  wil be selling both dyed and undyed organic wool and sheepskin rugs.

Natural Born Dyers are a small indie-dying business offering high quality yarns and fibres dyed with natural dyes which they extract from plants that they grow themselves, harvest locally from sustainable sources or purchase in dried form from UK suppliers. They aim to offer a more environmentally-friendly alternative to chemically dyed yarn and fibre. They then use these to dye quality yarns and fibre which, where possible, are from British sources.

Fleeces from Matthew Bell of Haydon Bridge, including those from Wensleydale, Teeswater, Zwarbtle and Mule sheep will be available for purchase and also a few Hebridean fleeces and other breeds too. There is a limited supply so Contact Us  if you want to reserve one (no obligation to purchase) before the event.

Paintings of sheep by local artists Beryl Dixon and Pat Wesson will be on display and for sale.

Chris Lloyd Jones will be selling his hand made weaving sticks, lucets and peg looms.

Eden Gotland Sheep seeling raw Gotland fleece and carded gotland wool.

The Wool Clip will be bringing a selection of goodies for sale. The Wool Clip is an award-winning co-operative made up of 15 local (Cumbria) wool workers. They all have a thing about wool.  Between them they grow it, sew it, spin, weave and dye it, knit, crochet and felt it, hook with it, tuft with it and stuff with it. Their work focuses on colour and creativity and their aim is to share their enthusiasm for all things woollen.

Thermafleece  is a high-density, wool-rich insulation made from the wool of British hill sheep.