The Woven Briar is my weaving workshop based in the rolling hills on the edge of Exmoor.
Using blade shorn fleeces from my flock and harvested or foraged plant materials, I create textiles and craft materials that are fully traceable and sustainable.
I offer tuition in my workshop in Ford as well as a social spinning group in Wiveliscombe.
I have a flock of rare breed sheep which I keep for their beautiful and versatile fleeces, blade shorn to improve the length of fibre and the welfare of the animal.
I wash, spin and weave the wool into beautiful one of a kind pieces right here on the farm, creating 100% natural, biodegradable, sustainable pieces in tune with the seasons. I also send fleeces to a fibre mill just an hour from our fields, to be made in to sliver and yarn, suitable for felting and spinning.
All of our animals are grass-fed, well cared for with the highest regard for their welfare and health.
"Thanks Becs for a great 2 days learning to spin yarn. I really enjoyed your engaging and patient approach, and left feeling I had made a good start with a new skill, plus had great fun!
Highly recommended 😊"
The Woven Briar responded:
" Thank you so much it was wonderful spending time spinning with you and watching your yarn come in to being x"
"Absolutely amazing. I think it's fair to say I'm not a natural but Bex is so supportive and encouraging that in the end I managed to spin some decent yarn. She is so knowledgeable too. I'm so excited to go and buy my own wheel so I can practise more. I loved meeting the sheep too!!."