Farfield Mill

Dobcross Looms

Heritage Weaving has been supported by RDPE

The Mill is the home of two magnificent working Dobcross Power looms.

Hutchinson & Hollingworth of Diggle, Saddleworth, Yorkshire being one of the makers of this type of loom during 1861-1970. Many were exported across the world and are still found working in far-flung places. Visitors can often observe them producing woollen cloth in attractive patterns and colours. To see these looms in action today is an uncommon experience in the United Kingdom.

The Mill is very fortunate to have David McDowell as Farfield's master weaver. He brings with him the specialist skills needed to operate our heritage looms.

The Mill Shop stocks the rugs and throws woven on our Dobcross Looms. They make beautiful and unique gifts as well as lasting souvenirs of a visit to the Lakes and Dales.

We  take commissions for weaving small yardage  and work with local wool producers, farmers and small enterprises to weave highly crafted products using wool from the Rough Fell, Herdwick and  Blue Faced Leicester sheep. .

We offer short run contract weaving using your designs and yarn. Woven by our expert weaving technician on the Dobcross loom. For more information or to discuss your weaving needs, please contact Sara on 015396 21958.

Heritage Weaving is Supported by the R.D.P.E