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Textile Travel-uk

Resources for the Creative Traveller
A book review and a guided tour of what you will find in your travels to the U.K.

tartan weaving mill

Mudchute Farm
If you are visiting London, don’t miss Mudchute Farm. It’s home to many rare breeds of sheep, goats, alpaca and other exotic animals

A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.

Whitchurch Silk Mill
A visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill, a working silk mill producing silk yardage, using 19th Century looms.Cumbria

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition
The Quaker Tapestry exhibit in Kendal, UK is a collection of 77 separate narrative crewel embroidered panels that tell the story of the Quaker movement over the past 350 years.

Kendal Museum of Lakeland Life

Beatrix Potter Gallery

Ruskin Museum and Langdale Lace

Ruskin Lace
Elizabeth Prickett explains how to do Ruskin lace.

Linton Tweeds
At Linton Tweeds in Carlisle, their handloom section has 2 handlooms and a warping mill.

Images of Carlisle

An account of the early history of Carlisle and hard times of handloom weavers.

The Wool Clip
A group of 12 women based in Caldbeck, Cumbria give workshops in weaving, spinning, knitting and other fibre arts.

Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre
The Farfield Mill centre in Sedbergh, Cumbria has an arts & crafts gallery and a weaving room with original Dobcross looms.

Lakeland Sheep & Wool Centre
19 breeds of sheep, a sheep shearer and highly trained sheep dogs, in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Industries of Cumbria – Linen
Both flax and hemp were grown in Lancashire and West Cumbria.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park produced the wooden bobbins for the spinning and weaving mills.

Victorian Biz Game
A game on the BBC website makes you the advisor to a businessman in Kendal who wants to start up a cotton mill.

Cultural Travel

Bed & Breakfasts
Bed & Breakfasts for the traveller who is interested in weaving, spinning, knitting and textile related activities

Visit Europe for a cultural holiday.

Tours, weavers and craft shops to visit in Ireland.

Traveling to Scandinavia? Here are some suggestions for museums, tours, shops and other places to visit.

Textile galleries UK: galleries-uk

Breanish Tweed
A small family handweaving business that makes lambswool and cashmere fabrics.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers
Visit the Cotswold mill and view lovely woolen throws and tartans made at an 18th Century mill, not a mega-conglomerate.

Harris Tweed
Harris tweed is made from pure new wool, spun, dyed and handwoven in the outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Jacqueline James Handwoven Rugs
A lovely selection of handwoven rugs and wall-hangings. Jacqueline James has also woven liturgical pieces for several churches in the UK, such as Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Blackburn Cathedral.

Made in Scotland
Made In Scotland handweavers make an exclusive range of individually designed handwoven goods using natural handspun yarns.

Peter Collingwood: Macrogauzes
Macrogauzes are a new type of textile woven on a loom, where the warp departs from its usual practice of lying parallel to the selvage, creating innovative 3 dimensional effects.

Riitta Sinkkonen Davies
Specializing in linen weaving, table linens, rugs and smaller items.

Snail Trail Handweavers
Martin and Nina Weatherhead give courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing at
their studio.

A commercially-oriented site featuring the design work of Eileen Ellis.

Fiber Art Galleries and Studios

Textile Art Galleries – EU
Textile Art Galleries – Africa
Textile Art Galleries – Asia

Tapestry Weaving Books

Tapestry Weaving
This tapestry book contains everything you need to know about the materials you need to get started, how to start and how to create wonderful patterns, landscapes and images.

Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique
This how to tapestry book offers a step-by-step guide to setting up a small frame loom and starting to weave; basic and advanced techniques and how to create shapes and textures; advice on taking work into the third dimension, whether bas relief or fully sculptural; information on the qualities of different materials; design ideas for tapestries; and instructions on how to follow supplied designs. This guide will be useful to the absolute beginner, but experienced weavers will also find new ideas and techniques to tempt and inspire them.

Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generation (Schiffer Books)

Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland: Taipeis Gael, Donegal

Norwegian Tapestry Weaving
Includes: history and joining techniques of Norwegian tapestry (especially the Norwegian dovetail),looms, designing, weaving methods and finishing.

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Vintage Structo gray metal loom 8 harness 8" weaving width

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Ashford Kiwi-2 Spinning Wheel / Unfinished

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Bigger Box Charkha (Traditional) spinning wheel crafted in India

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Fiber Crafts EU: fibreeu





Spring Wools
Wool shop in Dublin, Ireland.

Kerry Woolen Mills
Carded wool and yarn for knitting.

Donegal Yarns
Home of Donegal tweed yarns.


Coldharbour Mill

Devere Yarns
Devere Yarns is a good source for natural wools and cotton yarns.

Fibre Harvest
Fibre Harvest provides fully worsted service: scouring, carding, combing, gilling and spinning.

A great source for all your fibre needs.

Designer Yarns
Designer yarns for knitters, including a member chat board, free knitting patterns.

George Weil

Griffiths Mill
Weaving yarns, looms, braiding, handspinning, paper crafts, knitting, crochet, felting, jewellery making and lots of other craft supplies.

Natural Fibre Company

Texere Yarns
Texere Yarns in Yorkshire have an extensive supply of yarns, dyes and craft suppliers for the knitter, weaver, embroidery or textile artist.
Swaledale Woollens

Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop
Handknit sweaters, Wensleydale fleeces and combed top.

Uppingham Yarns
A wide assortment of non-repeatable yarns for machine knitters, hand knitters and weavers.

West Yorkshire Spinners

Wingham Wool Work
Wingham Wool Work has been in the business of teaching spinning since the 1980’s. Located in Yorkshire, they are an excellent resource for handspinners, feltmakers and textile artists.

World of Wool
A world of wool at your fingertips from Huddersfield, UK.

Yeoman Yarns
Acrylics, cottons, mohair, metallics, wools and fancy yarns.

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