Farfield Mill

Welcome to the Friends of Farfield Mill news page!  If you're not yet a Friend we hope you will become one! 

What friends do..

Our mission is to support Farfield Mill in as many ways as we can.  Friends volunteer time and skills as well as money, such as assisting on the reception desk, offering DIY help where required, helping keep the carpark clean and tidy, organising workshops and a special Friends' Exhibition area, and helping out at craft fairs attended by Farfield Mill, to name just a smattering of how you can get involved.  A small group of friends who like to spin and weave demonstrate twice weekly throughout the year, maintaining looms which have been donated to the Mill and showing visitors how they work.

How to become a Friend

Subscriptions for 2017 are 15 (single) and 25 (couple) which entitles you to visit Farfield Mill as often as you like, any day of the week, all year round (unless we're closed of course!)  As a Friend you also receive a regular email newsletter, invitations to exhibition previews and special fund-raising events, and advance notice of workshops.

If you would like to become a Friend and/or get involved with the Mill in any way please let us know.  Call the Mill on 015396 21958 or post the application form (link below) direct to us with a cheque.

Friends of Farfield Whitworth Gallery visit to the Lucienne Day exhibition Tuesday May 23rd.

After the success of the talk in the mill recently by Paula Day, about her mother textile designer Lucienne Day, a special visit was arranged to the award-winning Whitworth Gallery in Manchester on Tuesday May 23rd.

We were thrilled that Dr. Jennifer Harris who had curated the exhibition, along with Paula Day, came in specially to show us more designs behind the scenes of The Whitworth. After lunch, we were given a tour of this wonderful, newly extended award-winning gallery. It was a wonderful day that was enjoyed by all.


'Since October last year, through the sales of books kindly donated by supportive friends and members of the public we have made the magnificent sum of 4000.  This has gone directly into Mill funds. Thank you so much for giving your books and buying.

The bookshop itself is well stocked, but recently the amount of books coming in has dwindled. So, one year on we are asking if you could again go through your own shelves, ask friends and neighbours and mention it far and wide so that we can hopefully build up our stocks again.

Also, we are going to sell good quality, second hand boxed games and jig-saws in the bookshop, and would also be grateful for any kind donations of those.  Please bring them to the reception desk when you come, or we could collect.

Thank you again.'

Dilys Evans

No!, - Thank YOU, Dilys - you  do a sterling job and put in tireless hours.  The bookshop is a wonderful asset to the Mill and would be nowhere near the lovely cosy, organised shop it is without your efforts...