Farfield Mill

2016 Exhibitions

Hardhome Embroidery - 'Game of Thrones White Walker'

This three dimensional ‘embroidery’ measuring 11ft by 18ft depicts the mythical figure of the White Walker at the start of the Battle of Hardhome and showcases the art of hand embroidery in all its glory.  Commissioned by the American producers of   ‘Game of Thrones’ from the Embroiderer’s Guild and the Royal School of Needlework it took more than 30,000 hours to complete and involved 50 guilds throughout the country.

The variety of embroidery skills involved is extraordinary and includes digital print, surface stitchery, machine embroidery, metal thread work, beading, appliqué and quilting. 

Caren and Peter Threlfall

Coming soon for November!

This exhibition is a collection of works from Husband and Wife artists Caren and Peter Threlfall.

Peter paints in acrylics, his paintings are bright, bold and highly textured, often creating a mood and capturing fleeting moments of light on the landscape. Peter paints landscapes, mostly Cumbrian fells and also paints seascapes and more recently cross Bay walkers.

Caren is a textile artist working mostly in felt, using the fibres in a 'painterly' way and then wet felting to produce a finely felted finished piece that looks as if it were painted. Caren then machine embroiders into the pieces to give detail and texture.  Most of Carens imagery is natural, she producse landscapes, seascapes and florals. Images of Meadows and meadow flowers and grasses feature a lot in her work.


Peter studied 3D Design at the University of Salford. Peter has developed his own painting style and has been selling his work successfully over the last few years. Peter paints mostly in acrylics. Bay. All are vibrant & colourful & full of texture as well as being expressive.

A career break to have a family enabled Caren to rediscover her love of art and she began to experiment with different forms of Textile Art. Caren uses wool & silk fibres in a 'painterly' way in order to create textural moody pieces that depict, landscapes, seascapes & floral designs. As well as felt, Caren works in other textile media, including, Batiks, Silk Paintings, Hand Made Silk Paper pieces & also Devore.


International Textile Art Exhibition

Coming for the end of December!!

This leading textile event shows the work of 38 selected artists from around the world. This year's competition has the theme 'The Magic of Colour'. Each colour, warm or cold has its meaning a landscape, our mood, our environment anything could effect our choice and show our feelings.