Ali SharmanI am a hand weaver based at Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre near Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales.

I learned to weave at Farfield Mill with Laura Rosenzweig and later studied with renowned weave designer Janet Phillip’s completing her “Master Class” programme in 2015.

Sedbergh is located in the corner of Cumbria that falls within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  It is a truly inspiring place to work, not only for its great scenic beauty and woollen heritage but also for its proximity to the hill farms that are home to our iconic northern breeds – the Swaledale and Herdwick.

I weave tweed cloth by hand on a wooden loom in my workshop using a variety of yarns and weave structures, some of which are quite unusual.  All yarns are British spun, and I also weave with yarns produced in the region from local flocks.

I am a member of the Lancs & Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers (Chair 2016-18) and have exhibited work nationally at the Association’s exhibition.

You are most likely to find me in my workshop on Wednesdays or at the weekend.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a commission.