Kate Greatorex

New Mills / Spinner and Weaver

Opening days

Saturday 26th May
Sunday 27th May
Monday 28th May
Tuesday 29th May
Wednesday 30th May
Thursday 31st May
Friday 1st June
Saturday 2nd June
Sunday 3rd June
There is a preview evening on Friday 25th May

At the Loom Room, visitors will be able to see Kate in her natural habitat, spinning and  weaving on both an eight shaft and a two shaft loom. Textile arts will be available for sale alongside refreshments and a warm welcome.

During the week, Kate will be based at the Studio in Whaley Bridge, where she will be demonstrating alongside other textile artists, the process of fleece to final item.

Tuesday sees her carding and spinning local wool alongside the group of spinners that meets here every Monday afternoon. The fleece used will be from the Derbyshire Gritstone sheep.

Wednesday is a dyeing day, when the group known as the Derbyshire Dyers will assist her in dyeing the handspun from Monday.

On Thursday and Friday she’ll be joined by a group known as The Weavils. Kate will be weaving up the dyed yarn into a fabric on her in house ,counterbalance loom, built in 1860 and fondly known as Millicent.

Saturday any fabric that has been created will be transformed into a finished article.

The Sunday will be a mix of all these activities.

During the week textile art will be for sale from the many local artists, who regularly display their work at Wiseheart Studio.

Wiseheart Studio can be found underneath Pear Tree Cafe on Canal Street, which leads to the beautiful canal basin.

Wiseheart Studio, 10A, Canal Street, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7LS 

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

Contact Information

Phone number: 

Venue Information

The Loom Room
4, Mellor Rd
New Mills
SK22 4DW
Take A6015 into New Mills at traffic lights take B6101, Union rd turn right at the roundabout, travel straight on to the crossroads,passing Springbank Arts Centre ,and turn left into Mellor Rd. The Loom Room is immediately on the right.
Disabled access is partial
Second Venue for the ‘Plus dates’: 
Wiseheart Studio 10A, Canal Street, Whaley Bridge SK23 7LS