Warm to wool

Around The Mind

Ewe-nite the woolly-headed community for events and courses

Around The Mind draped wool fabric from Ali Sharman

Ali Sharman

Ali designs and weaves tweed by hand as well as commissioning short runs
of cloth, seeking to work sustainably by using resources from the
region. Her Howgill Cloth range is inspired by the fells that overlook
her workshop and uses traceable wool sourced from local flocks. The
processes of scouring, spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing all take
place within a 70 mile radius of her base in the Yorkshire Dales.  Ali’s
cloth is designed for clothing, light furnishings and other sewing
projects. You can also purchase her Howgill weaving yarn.

Ali also teaches weaving from her workshop, either 1-2-1 or in small

Around The Mind Fernhill Accommodation Shepherd's Hut

Fernhill Farm – An Arcadian Place To Stay

Here at Fernhill Farm, we have a variety of different accommodation options, from camping out in the fields to our four-poster bridal suite and pretty much everything in between. Whether you are looking for quiet sanctuary or wish to celebrate in style, our truly unique surroundings are perfect for all occasions. We pride outselves on offering cosy accommodation with social spaces.

FelinFach Natural Textiles

Traditionally hand-woven blankets, iconic Welsh tapestry blankets, throws, scarves, cushions, and other woollen products. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural botanical dyes at our purposed designed Dye Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Sheepskin Rugs, Welsh tartans and tools and accessories for Crafters and Makers. Workshops and Courses – Learn how to dye yarn and fabrics with natural botanical dyes only. Explore our full range at: 

Natural Traditional Handmade

Laura’s Loom

I source fleece from almost two dozen farms within a 30 mile radius of my home in the Yorkshire Dales.  I sort the wool in my garden, sample designs on my handlooms, then ‘shepherd’ my wool through a series of mills based in West Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders where it is scoured, spun, dyed, woven and finished, eventually returning to me as 100% British wool blankets and scarves.  Right from the start I have tried to maintain a tight ‘fibreshed’ and a sustainable ethos.  I am proud to be playing a part in keeping our once famous woollen industry alive and relevant for future generations.

Around the home doorstops

Annis’s Hand Felted Creations

Annis‘s Hand Felted Creations began with myself, Annis, but gradually became a small family business, as I called on the assistance of my mum and husband as I became more busy.

We create kits, needle felted sculptures, doorstops, cushions and wool felting pads. 

I also run needle felting workshops in Cumbria and North Yorkshire.