Linda Moss: artist & feltmaker
Kinder Scout (mixed media)
View from Mam TorI'm a visual artist and feltmaker. I live in a small holding on the edge of the Peak District National Park, which provides much of my inspiration for painting and the natural materials (wool and vegetable dyes) for my feltmaking. We have a flock of rare breed sheep (Shetlands and Soays) and use their wool for a range of handspun yarns and felt artefacts in the natural colours: almost black, through greys and browns to honey shades and creamy white.
You can stay in our holiday accommodation on the small holding, see (or feed!) the sheep, do a felting or painting workshop with me, or just walk or cycle from the door. I'm a member of New Mills Gallery, a cooperative of artists who run the Gallery to sell only their own work. I also teach on the MA in Cultural Policy and Management at Sheffield Hallam University.
The place where we live is high and beautiful in a rugged way: a rushing stream below our cottage and wild hills all round. We grow dye plants and sturdy vegetables behind a sheltering hedge. Our sheep are small and hardy and, at birth, their lambs are the size of cats. It snows here every winter, but you can see the stars on clear nights.
Marge & lamb
You can walk from here for 20 miles without crossing a road, over the gritstone edges of Kinder Scout.
Please explore our site to see many more examples of felt artefacts, mixed media paintings of the local fells and other remote places, rare breed sheep and links to our holiday accommodation site.