Looms and sheep in the Cumbrian landscape
Hi, I’m Pam Hall and my particular interest is in weaving using the fleece and yarns from my own sheep. In tune with the wonderful landscape of Cumbria I use my wool in natural shades and hand dyed to produce a range of textiles including such things as rugs, table runners, bags, cushions, tablet cases etc.
Until recently, I lived at Fornside, in St John’s in the Vale. The farm is in a beautiful setting, nestling in the floor of the valley against a backdrop of some of the highest fells in England. The surrounding landscape is ever changing and formed endless inspiration for my colours and designs.
We kept a main flock of Herdwick sheep and also a small flock of Shetlands and Gotlands. I have kept all the wool these sheep provided and still use it in my work. I now live close by and am still inspired every day by the beautiful landscape around me.
I am also a founder member of the Wool Clip, a woolly co-operative with a retail outlet in Caldbeck and organisers of Woolfest. I also collaborate with Mary Bell as Helvellyn Herdwicks, producing a range of rugs and throws woven at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.