Resources for the Creative Traveller
A book review and a guided tour of what you will find in your travels to the U.K.
If you are visiting London, don’t miss Mudchute Farm. It’s home to many rare breeds of sheep, goats, alpaca and other exotic animals
A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.
Whitchurch Silk Mill
A visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill, a working silk mill producing silk yardage, using 19th Century looms.Cumbria
Quaker Tapestry Exhibition
The Quaker Tapestry exhibit in Kendal, UK is a collection of 77 separate narrative crewel embroidered panels that tell the story of the Quaker movement over the past 350 years.
Kendal Museum of Lakeland Life
Elizabeth Prickett explains how to do Ruskin lace.
At Linton Tweeds in Carlisle, their handloom section has 2 handlooms and a warping mill.
An account of the early history of Carlisle and hard times of handloom weavers.
The Wool Clip
A group of 12 women based in Caldbeck, Cumbria give workshops in weaving, spinning, knitting and other fibre arts.
Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre
The Farfield Mill centre in Sedbergh, Cumbria has an arts & crafts gallery and a weaving room with original Dobcross looms.
Lakeland Sheep & Wool Centre
19 breeds of sheep, a sheep shearer and highly trained sheep dogs, in Cockermouth, Cumbria.
Industries of Cumbria – Linen
Both flax and hemp were grown in Lancashire and West Cumbria.
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park produced the wooden bobbins for the spinning and weaving mills.
Victorian Biz Game
A game on the BBC website makes you the advisor to a businessman in Kendal who wants to start up a cotton mill.
Bed & Breakfasts
Bed & Breakfasts for the traveller who is interested in weaving, spinning, knitting and textile related activities
Visit Europe for a cultural holiday.
Tours, weavers and craft shops to visit in Ireland.
Traveling to Scandinavia? Here are some suggestions for museums, tours, shops and other places to visit.