Arts & Crafts
The Yorkshire Dales is home to many talented craftsman and artists, here are a few round and about Swaledale and Wensleydale, all worth a visit:
David Gray - Muker Studio
We have a new local artist among us: David Gray - well not new, but he now has more time to devote to his paintings, and they are a perfect and reasonably priced souvenir of your visit to the dale.
He has set up a studio in Muker just up the snicket to the back of the pub, and has his paintings for display and for sale in various locations in Swaledale and Wensleydale.
To see more of his work, visit his website: www.mukerstudio.co.uk
Swaledale Woollens – Muker
Swaledale Woollens was founded in Muker, North Yorkshire over 30 years ago by villagers reviving the old cottage industry of knitting. Swaledale Woollens is now owned and run by Kathleen Hird who carries on using local Swaledale and Wensleydale wool for the knitwear. They have a wide range of high quality woollen knitwear, such as sweaters, cardigans, hats, rugs, shawls, scarves and socks. Kathleen also stocks luxury sheepskin slippers and gloves. All make perfect gifts for yourself, family or friends. You can also buy online from the comfort of your own home. Visit their website below for more information and their online shop.
Location: Muker - DL11 6QG
Tel: 01748 886251
Moira Metcalfe – Artist
Location: Artbar Gallery, Appersett nr Hawes
Artist, Moira Metcalfe plays hostess in this quaint little gallery where you can sit on the sofa and enjoy a cup of tea and peruse the paintings at your leisure while deciding which one you'd like, there are both originals and prints for sale. Moira also offers painting classes so you may want to call ahead if you’re making a special trip to make sure the gallery is open. It’s well worth a visit and make sure you say a hello to Moira from us here at The Farmers Arms.
Tel: 01969 667782
Focus on Felt – Felt Studio/Gallery
Location: Hardraw, nr Hawes
Tel: 01969 667644
Philip Bastow – Cabinet Maker
Location: Reeth - The Workshop & Gallery, Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street
Tel: 01748 884555
Gorska - the Art of Glass
Location: Reeth - Studio 10, Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street
Tel: 01748 884886
Steff Ottevanger – Bronze Animal Sculptor
Location:Reeth - Studio 4, Reeth Dales Centre, Silver Street
Tel: 01748 884498