Haven't blogged for a while as we've been having persistent and very annoying internet problems for quite a while now. Still it's working today so.........
We’re really excited to be taking part in our first Horsley Wool Fair this Sunday 4th September. This event is a real celebration of local British wool and wool products, combined with The Hearth resident artists’ open studio event. You’ll find wool yarn, equipment, fleeces, finished wool products, competitions and demonstrations. The Hearth also has an excellent cafe serving local and fair-trade food and drinks. It all sounds brilliant!
The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley, Northumberland. NE15 0NT
1.0.30am – 4pm. Free admission
The Hearth Arts Centre is situated in Horsley village just off the A69. It is opposite the Lion and Lamb public house. Horsley is a 10 minute drive east from Hexham and a 10 minute drive west from Newcastle.
In addition to ourselves, other Wool Fair exhibitors include:
The Knitting Gift Shop
The Threshing Barn
Liz Reed Designer Maker
Halifax Spinning Mill
Eden Gotland Sheep
Natural Born Dyers
Sky Blue Pink
The Feral Spinner
Bright Seed Textiles
North Pennines Wool Group
(including Hole House Farm Wensleydales, Deneburn Meadows & Flexigraze)
In addition to the Horsley Wool Fair exhibitors, you will also find the following studios open:
Mandy Pattullo, textile artist
Rebecca Vincent, Horsley Printmakers
Melanie Hopwood ceramics
Sara Jane Palmer ceramics
Jill Stewart metal
David Holliday watercolours
Kim Lewis artist and illustrator
Cathy Duncan – linocuts
Ellie Langley – Fleece with Altitude
Ruth Hicken - Textiles through Time
I am a Northumberland based textile artist and I create needle felted paintings with Harris Tweed and wool yarns.