Thursday 15th September 2022 - Sunday 6th November 2022 10:30am - 4:00pm

Location: Farfield Mill

Contact: Jo Mowbray

Website: https://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/exhibitions/

Email: reception@farfieldmill.org

Admission: free

 

About Sarah

Sarah’s life has always been intertwined with sheep and wool. From an early age she was picking tufts from fences and twisting them into yarn.

At the age of 13 Sarah started breeding Rare Breeds of sheep and learning to spin, weave and dye. There was a natural progression in to studying Agriculture and so ultimately running her own sheep farm was no surprise.

Sarah is an artist with a passion for felt making that originates from her love of sheep. Living in the New Forest, UK her work reflects her desire to connect with nature and the importance of sustainability. Sarah uses local fleeces where possible and is passionate about supporting the British Wool Industry.  Wool has been a very undervalued resource over the past few years and Sarah wants to show the potential that it now has for the future, in our throwaway society.

Felt making was a progression after having to disperse the flock when her father sold his smallholding. Sarah now has over twenty years of experience in teaching felt making from school children, adults with learning difficulties to community projects. She currently runs her own business teaching, exhibiting in the UK and internationally and selling her work though galleries and online.

The work she produces is not only functional but has colour, texture, and tactile qualities. Using both traditional and innovative techniques she aims to show the diversity and qualities felt making can be taken to and pushes the boundaries with her work.

Sarah’s work is usually in relief and very often three-dimensional. She is a very ‘hands on’ person and loves the tactile feel of felting. Each piece she produces is unique and loves that fact it can never be replicated. Felt making is a passion, her life and in her soul.

Some other events in September 2022

Saturday 3rd September 2022 7:30pm

Harvest Fest Concert

Sunday 4th September 2022 10:30am - 4:30pm

Moorcock Show

A traditional and one of the oldest Yorkshire Dales sheep shows, were you can see the best of local breeds.

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Sunday 4th September 2022 7:00pm

Sedbergh School Term begins

Wednesday 7th September 2022 - Thursday 8th September 2022

WESTMORLAND COUNTY SHOW

Founded in 1799, the Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country – and one of the oldest – renowned for its relaxed, convivial atmosphere and firm roots in rural tradition.

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Friday 9th September 2022 - Sunday 18th September 2022

National Heritage Open Days

Friday, Sunday, Wednesday and Sunday

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Saturday 10th September 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm

Barbon Antiques Fair

Antiques, Vintage, Collectables, Glass, Jewellery, Ceramics, Decorative Items

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