where landscape fires a weaver’s imagination….
I am an artisan weaver based in the lovely market town of Sedbergh in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Inspired by the subtle colours and textures of Britain’s northern landscapes, I design and weave scarves and throws, fabrics for cushions and other interior accessories, and I sell a range of British wool yarns spun from locally sourced fleece.
From my home studio overlooking Holme Fell and Winder I produce handwoven silk scarves and highly individual handwoven throws, some of which you’ll find for sale here, others of which can be commissioned.
I also work with small spinning and weaving mills in the north of England and Scottish Borders to produce a range of fine yarns and woollen products from a variety of British wools which I source directly from farmers in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland.
Laura’s Loom celebrates the craft of handweaving and Britain’s tremendous woollen heritage. Welcome to my world, come on in, pick up some woolly goodness and be inspired!
From January 2015 I will have a new workshop at 16 Back Lane, Sedbergh. Opening hours will vary so contact me in advance if you’re making a special journey.
Art Chain Day 5: Doubleweave. Another of my favourite weave structures. It took me a long time to get my head... fb.me/4gkRs36Lj
Art Chain Day 4: Pleats! A few years ago I decided to have a go at weaving some pleated scarves using only... fb.me/79BY18qvB
Art Chain Day 3: Mohair! I swore after weaving the pink mohair wrap for a commission that I'd never weave with... fb.me/7DF921als
@BaaBaaBrighouse is that the sulphur BFL/Suri Alpaca yarn? If so it (or whatever it is!) looks gorgeous in that knit : )
Art Chain Day 2: sometimes simple is best. These were a set of shetland wool scarves I wove about ten years ago... fb.me/3tifhriJW