Linda Moss

High Peak / Wool textiles

Opening days

Saturday 27th May
Sunday 28th May
Monday 29th May

I'm a feltmaker, hand-weaver and designer-knitter producing small individually-designed wool felt items from the wool of our native-breed Shetland sheep.  We do all the processes by hand: from animal husbandry, hand shearing the fleece, washing, carding, dyeing, felt-making or spinning. I like to use natural materials such as antler and leather for the fastenings, I’ve been making felt for over 10 years. I also make paintings of the local landscape in mixed media.

My inspiration comes from the natural landscape, particularly the rocks, flora and fauna of the local uplands of the Peak District, and the shifting patterns of sand, sea and light around the West coast of Britain. But having studied Byzantine art for many years, including a PhD, I am aware of its influence of strong shapes, colours and textures in my work. I've trained with leading felt makers and visual artists whose work I admire.

I sell the finished felt work and paintings in craft shops and galleries in the Peak District.  I also run workshops in basic and advanced felt making for groups, and give talks to local clubs on all aspects of wool work from rare-breed sheep rearing to designing and making the finished artefacts; please contact me by e-mail if you are interested, or want to buy fleece or wool.


Will undertake commissions
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops

Contact Information

Phone number: 
01663 750913

Venue Information

Brookfold, The Wash
Chapel en le Frith
High Peak
SK23 0QW
Just off A6: up Bowden Lane from Chapel roundabout (take care!), left at T-junction at top, 400 yards downhill to gravelled driveway labelled Brookfold. From Hayfield Rd, Chinley, follow signs for Wash, up the single-track lane over bridge 100 yards.
Disabled access is partial