You can watch weavers working on their own projects on the Mill's floor and table looms on Level 4, alongside other craft workers, including lace-makers and rag-rug makers. All demonstrators are usually very happy to talk to you about their work and answer your questions.
- Weaving Friends - Mondays and Wednesdays (you can also buy work made on the looms by Weaving Friends in the Retail Gallery on Level 4)
- South Lakeland LacemakersSouth Lakeland Lace Makers Mon 1 May, Tues 16 May, Mon 29 May, Tues 13 June, Tues 27 June, Tues 4 July, Tues 11 July, Tues 18 July, Tues 25 July, Tues 1 August, Tues 8 August, Tues 15 August, Tues 22 August, Mon 28 August, Sat 9 Sept, Sun 10 Sept, Tues 12 Sept, Thurs 26 Sept, Tues 10 Oct, Tues 24 Oct, Tues 7 Nov, Sat 25, Nov, Sat 2 Dec, Sat 9 Dec, Sun 17 Dec
- Rag rug demonstrations by Jenny Johns first Wednesday of every Month 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December
If you specifically wish to come and see any of these demonstrators, please call 015396 21958 to check they are in or if there are any additional dates.
Farfield Mill Weaving Friends
Farfield Mill Weaving Friends are a small group of weavers and spinners who enjoy the opportunity to work on a variety of looms, share their experiences and learn from others.
We weave our own projects and rotate around the looms to share out their various positive (and quirky) attributes. As the number of restored looms has increased we have been able to start offering the opportunity to ‘new’ weavers to come and work on a project over a 3 month period (or complete a shorter ‘weaving residency’).
At least one of us will be at the Mill demonstrating weaving on Mondays and Wednesdays.
We enjoy talking to the visitors and explaining the processes so please do not hesitate to talk to us and ask questions. We are happy to share what we are doing and find it very useful to talk about our ideas with visitors.
We are aware that some of the mill visitors are weavers or spinners and/or have connections with these crafts so all comments and ideas are most welcome.
We try and leave information with the looms about our current weaving projects to give an idea about what we are trying to achieve which we hope is useful when we are not around in person to explain.
South Lakeland Lace Makers
South Lakeland Lace Makers are a group of Lace makers and Tatters who meet monthly in South Cumbria.
They hold demonstrations throughout the year at local venues around the Lake District and we are very lucky here at farfield to be one of those venues.
The demonstrations are open to everyone and allows you to see lace, how it is made and get information on how to learn lace making.
The Lace Makers are very friendly, so there is always chance to ask questions and to 'have a go' at making lace yourself- it really isn't as hard as people think. Young or old everyone is welcome!