Fusion ‘Revealed’ at Farfield Mill

The new Fusion Textile Network at Farfield is stunning and there are a couple of other great shows there too check the website link for details!

We went for a day trip on Sunday, starting with a muddy but colourful walk through farmland and bluebell woods. Hebblethwaite woodland is beautiful, a stream winds through a deep wooded valley, the ground blanketed with bluebells. Although the sheep in the adjoining fields were maybe a little too curious!

Farfield Mill is a lovely Arts centre with a strong focus on textiles and weaving, there are artist’s studios, weaving demonstrations, a second hand bookshop, cafe and craft shop, alongside the exhibition spaces. It’s easy to while away an afternoon in there.

However, we also nipped into Sedbergh, quiet on a Sunday afternoon after their Gala Day but still with lots of cobbled lanes, cafes, craft shops and second hand bookshops to explore. We tried out the Three Hares Cafe and enjoyed a lovely selection of home made cakes and pastries. 

So, with a Bank Holiday coming up, I’d recommend Sedbergh for a day trip, or a short break- and not just because my latest work is in this show 😉

Published by Donna Cheshire Textiles

I am a professional textile artist specializing in Appliqué and Free Motion machine stitching. In order to create a unique colour palette, I hand dye my own fabrics and then use these to create the landscapes and coastal scenes recorded in my sketchbook. I often incorporate recycled or vintage fabrics in my work - they add meaning to the story the work is telling. I love being so close to the Northumbrian coast and countryside and I especially like taking time walk and draw these stunning landscapes

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