Viv and I had a great day thanks to Katie’s blog post on Fairfield Mill. It’s been so long since my mum was well enough to go I’d forgotten about it. A former woollen mill, located just outside the lovely village of Sedbergh, Fairfield Mill is part heritage museum, part arts and crafts centre. There are makers’ workshops, retail floors and changing craft exhibitions. Katie had been to see Celebrating Ceramics, which had been replaced by furniture maker, Tom Philipson’s From Faker to Maker.
We drove to Kirkby Lonsdale via Quernmore, then on to Casterton to the Pheasant Inn for a delicious lunch. Then took the spectacular Barbon road. We turned onto Brackensgill Lane to Sedburgh, but for those less keen on single track lanes with grass growing in the middle and farm gates across, then Moser Hill Brow might be the better bet.
The crafts on display are diverse – quilting, weaving, felting, hand made clothing, knitting, jewellery, painting, print making, prints, glass, as well as gifts and cards. Above are some of the ceramics for sale on the retail floors.
Whilst there I picked up some info on the Craft Council Talent Development Programme