Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine
Nell Swift is a weaver based in Bradwell in the heart of the Peak District. She uses natural fibres and a custom-built hand loom to make beautiful blankets, cushions and scarves with designs inspired by the mountains and the sea. Nell says that place is significant for her work as she is surrounded by fields full of sheep, so wool is her favourite versatile and renewable fibre. She is motivated by a need to scale down mass production levels and instead to produce and value quality fabrics, and repair what we already have. You can see and buy Nell’s work from her website www.hemhandwoven.co.uk and on the Yorkshire-based store featuring designer makers, www.folksy. com.