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Great Northern Events

category: Events & Event Organisers   

region: North West   

Great Northern Events NW Ltd, is a not -for-profit organisation. Established in 2007 by Ann-Marie Franey and Angela Mann, GNE aims to champion contemporary craft in the North, give designer makers a platform to promote and sell their work and engage and develop new audiences of buyers and collectors.

It organises the award-winning Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair and its sister event, the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

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Lancashire Farm Wools. From Farm To Yarn

category: Textile/Haberdashery/Knitting Supplies   

region: North West   

From Farm To Yarn ‘3 counties wool’. I’m a textile designer/maker and wool merchant working with farmers in two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire. I work closely with the farmers to promote their wool and buy my fleeces direct from the farms which are high nature value and low intensity.

The coloured fleeces come from a conservation grazer flock in Silverdale on Morecambe Bay, the white fleeces are from an organic flock of Lonk sheep, Lancashire’s ancient native heritage breed in Whitewell, Forest of Bowland. The fleeces are spun into yarn in Derbyshire using minimal processing to impact as little as possible on the environment and made into bags, hats and throws by me in Cheshire. I have Double Knit, Aran and Chunky weight yarn all can be used with standard knitting patterns. I don’t use dyes but the yarns do take dye very well. Samples available on request. Kate Schofield, Lancashire Farm Wools.

email: schofield316@btinternet.com


Manchester Craft and Design Centre

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: North West   

Manchester Craft & Design fosters and promotes public appreciation of craft and design by developing artistic understanding and participation, promoting high standards, and providing greater public access to the arts.

The stunning Victorian building – once the home of the city’s retail fish market – features two floors of contemporary craft studios and they host an exciting and varied exhibitions programme, showcasing the very best of both British and international contemporary craft and design.

address: 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD

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