Laura's Loom is an artisan weaving studio designing and producing blankets, scarves and socks from 100% British wool. All of our wool is sourced directly from farms in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. We work with mills in West Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders to scour, spin, dye, weave and knit our wool. Our goals are to make the most of a natural and sustainable local resource, promote the British textile industry, and give back to the communities which enable and support our business.
- Approx size: 30cm x 200cm + tasselled fringe
- Fibre: 100% wool
- Wool type: Bluefaced Leicester
- Fibre Source: Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria
- Spun in Huddersfield
- Woven in Scotland
- Recommended care: hand-wash in lukewarm water, lay flat to dry, warm iron while slightly damp to remove any creases; can be machine washed in gentle wool cycle at 30C. Do not tumble dry.
UK delivery included
Laura has sourced fleece from local farms since 2008.This new 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 and scarves. She oversee the entire process, each year collecting bags of fleece from a dozen farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, she sorts the wool in her back yard from where it is sent to Bradford for scouring. Her 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 hand, on Laura’s American Harrisville 8-shaft floor loom in her Yorkshire Dales studio. This low-carbon production sustains local employment and reduces the carbon footprint of wool which so often goes to landfill from UK farms. Wool is a natural, sustainable and renewable fibre, naturally resistant to fire and remarkably strong. But perhaps most importantly, wool is biodegradable and does not leave behind microscopic plastic when it decays.