Following a desire to create something beautiful from top quality Yorkshire Dales wool, I began to source fleece from local farms in 2008. This venture has taken Laura’s Loom into the realm of production weaving, working with small manufacturers across the north of England and into the Scottish Borders to create limited edition collections of British wool throws, scarves and socks. I oversee the entire process, each year collecting bags of fleece from a dozen farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. I sort the wool in my back yard from where it is sent to Bradford for scouring. My yarn is spun in West Yorkshire, dyed in Selkirk and woven in Langholm and in Sedbergh. All of the initial design and sampling is done by me, by hand, on my American Harrisville 8-shaft floor loom in my Yorkshire Dales studio.
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 and knit the yarn into blankets, scarves socks and more. Our classy designs show off the yarn at its very best.