We have a really fantastic initial line up of local woolly crafters and artisans for our annual Alnmouth Wool Festival:-
Janis Embleton of Flight Weaving - Janis' work ranges from stunning silk and linen scarves, wraps and fabric lengths to interior textiles such as cushions, throws and curtain lengths. www.flight-weaving.co.uk.
Laura Brittain works with a palette of vibrantly coloured fibres including wool, silk and alpaca, She designs and makes felt rugs, felt bags, felt cushions, beads and baby bootees.
Anna Turnbull of Biteabout Arts creates unique felt vessels, bags and wearable items inspired by organic forms and the colours, textures and patterns within nature, She also makes traditional and contemporary willow baskets and sculptures. www.biteabout.co.uk
Alice Elsworth of Whistlebare Yarns creates soft, lustrous, hand dyed knitting & crochet yarns from her own Angora Goats and Wensleydale Sheep in an array of brilliant colours, Along with a range of exclusive, contemporary knitting and crochet patterns. www.whistlebare.co.uk
Mavis Clark specialises in traditional Shetland cobweb lace knitting and also designs and knits traditional fisherman's ganseys to order.
Jane Jackson of Bright Seed Textiles is a textile artist who creates needle felted Harris Tweed paintings and a range of art prints and greetings cards taken from her images of local landscapes and wildlife. www.brightseedtextiles.com
Jennie Howes of Skybluepink Designs makes beautiful hand spun yarns suitable for knitting, crocheting & weaving. Also spinning and felting fibres; knitting & crochet patterns & kits; wooden buttons; needles, hooks; handmade garments, accessories. www.skybluepink-designs.com
Jon Booker of Natural Born Dyers creates high quality yarns and fibres dyed with natural dyes, extracted where possible from his own home grown plants. www.naturalborndyers.com
Eta Ingham Lawrie makes beautiful woven wallhangings, that are full of texture and colour. She also makes the most amazing sweaters and cardigans using hand dyed mohair yarns and finished with freefrom crochet.
The North Northumberland Spinners are an enthusiastic group of hand-spinners with a passion for wool; some other fibres too, but mostly wool. They are committed to promoting the increasing popularity of this ancient craft.