Sheep and Wool Day at Cotswold AONB, Northleach

My designated weaving corner  in the cafe at the old Prison, Northleach

My designated weaving corner in the cafe at the old Prison, Northleach

I was invited to take part in the first Sheep and Wool Day at Cotswold AONB, which is based at the Old Prison, Northleach.

I took my ‘Portaloom’, a four-shaft floor loom, threaded with a warp, the wool for which was donated by Abbey Home Farm. They keep a flock of Organically-reared Lleyn sheep whose fleece is spun into yarn by the Natural Fibre Company in Launceston, Cornwall. The weft was hand-spun provided by the Northleach Weavers and Spinners group.

I demonstrated weaving different patterns, explaining how the loom worked, and displayed samples of my weaving. I brought a simple home made micro-loom to give Children the chance to try weaving for themselves!

 

The micro-loom!

The micro-loom!

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