I am an artisan weaver living and working in the Yorkshire Dales, making the most of British wool. I also weave with other fibres and can produce one-off handwoven bespoke pieces for a special occasion; shepherd you through the production of small mill-woven runs; or simply advise on what you can do with your own wonderful British wool. I'm generous with my knowledge. By helping each other we can all support our British textile industry. Get in touch to find out what I can do for you!
I recalibrated Laura's Loom in 2009 when I began to convert my long-time interest in handweaving from a hobby into a small business. I had a new goal -- to create the highest quality blankets from locally sourced British wool. I live in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled between the Dales and the Lakes, and am surrounded by sheep. It seemed entirely logical to source my raw materials locally and so I did! Over the past decade I have built up a loyal network of local farms who supply me each year with top quality fleece, and I work with a network of mills in West Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders to process that wool. I continue to weave on my own handlooms, producing bespoke designs for private clients and working on new designs for my mill woven products. My wool is now turned into scarves and socks as well as blankets.
You can read all about how I process my wool on my website, and follow the story of its journey from sheep to cloth. I am a great believer in keeping things local, in giving back to the community, and in creating long-lasting sustainable products that don't damage the environment, either in their creation or in their decay.
I continue to develop Laura's Loom and have great plans for the future! Get in touch to find out what Laura's Loom can offer you.
My wool is scoured and spun in West Yorkshire; my yarn is dyed and woven in the Scottish Borders; my cloth is finished in Scotland or in West Yorkshire.
100% pure wool from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and neighbouring counties of Cumbria and Lancashire; principally from farms within a 20 mile radius of my home in Sedbergh.
All products Made in the UK, All raw materials Made in the UK