Laura’s Loom

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  • Discover Laura’s Loom – simply designed, beautifully made, honestly produced British wool products.

    Laura’s Loom creates the highest quality products from 100% British wool.  We start with the fleece, which we gather from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, spin it into bespoke yarn, then weave the yarn into blankets and scarves.  Our classy designs show off the yarn at its very best.

    About Laura

    I first learned to weave in the USA while working in Boston, MA as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst. My first loom, which I still use, was a Harrisville 50″ wide 8-shaft floor loom. Today it feels like an extension of myself. That loom has travelled with me to Europe and now to England where I live and work in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Laura’s Loom became ‘official’ in 2002 when I moved to Sedbergh on the edge of Cumbria, and opened a studio at Farfield Mill. After 10 years of weaving as an occasional hobby fitted in around work and family I had the opportunity to focus on it full time and so I made the most of it, weaving lots of scarves and trying out lots of fibres, designs and colours.

    In 2004 I undertook the ‘Bradford Course’, an HNC in Handwoven Design at Bradford College. Out of this course came my stonewall series of scarves and throws.

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