Farfield Mill

2016 Exhibitions

The Hardhome Embroidery, Game of Thrones 'White Walker'

This huge (5.5 metres long by 3.8 metres high) icy blue creation depicts one of Game of Thrones’ most memorable battle scenes – the massacre of Hardhome. The character protrudes out from the installation, his eyes staring off into the distance. It took 30,000 hours to create by members of the embroidery guild and the royal school of needlework to name but a few. There’s also a huge variety of textile skills involved in the making of the piece, including digital print, surface stitchery, machine embroidery, metal thread work beading, appliqué and quilting.

Let's celebrate- Lace exhibition

27 July - 18 Sept 2016

This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of "The Lace Guild"and incorporates the John Bull Trophy Competition. Let's celebrate isa a collection of intricate, unique work by lace makers from across the country. Come and help them celebrate this special anniversary at Farfield Mill. There will be demonstrations on many of the exhibition days. 

Planted and Picked - Carole Dawber

27 July - 11 Sept 

Carole’s work explores the riotous tangle of colour and texture that the garden flower border brings each season through the medium of contemporary applique and free-form hand-stitch.

From the first snow-drops in Spring through to the heady blossoms of the Summer, is the inspiration behind this series of floral embroideries capturing the ‘bloom’ moment that happens in the garden, pot or vase. Each flower has been re-interpreted via hand-dyed silk in a myriad of tonal colour hues and reclaimed Liberty prints. Flower form is described through individually cut petals, leaves and stems which are overlaid and hand-stitched to capture the beauty of the individually of each bloom against impressionistic, tactile backdrops.

Educated at Liverpool Art School, Carole was subsequently awarded a Royal Society of Arts Fellowship for research into fabric dying from natural sources. She has exhibited her paintings and textile work nationally and internationally over the last 35 years.