Wild Wool Workshop, craft studio
In the Wild Wool Workshop textile artist, Susan Denham-Smith, designs and produces a wide range or textiles and accessories using traditional methods and teaches traditional crafts. She spins, weaves with the local Herdwick wool from one of the oldest flocks in the country. You can visit The Wild Wool Workshop to see the unchanged processes in action and watch as hand-made rugs are woven, yarn is spun and wool is transformed into beautiful textile products. You can also take part in courses to learn the ancient arts of spinning, weaving and other wool crafts. Whilst you are at the Wild Wool Workshop you can even have a go at spinning or weaving on my demonstration wheel and loom. The workshop is open most weekday afternoons and at other times when the Demonstrating sign is outside. However, please phone before you visit, just in case I am not at work. Commissions are taken for rugs and all items are available to purchase from my Etsy shop – follow the link to the gallery and on-line shop, you may just find a Herdwick souvenir made from the Herdwick sheep that inspired Beatrix Potter.