News & Events

poster1This weekend we are opening our doors for the last time before our Christmas event so get yourself down here to have a chat with our artists about that bespoke gift or unique present. A number of our artists will be opening their Christmas order books #buyhandmade #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness


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Open Studios this Saturday as part of the Fabrications programme in conjunction with Super Slow Way

We will be open for one day only Saturday 23rd Sept with adult workshops from Georginna Cardoso 11-3 in the entrance way


We have an exhibition of textile work from artists resident in this old textile spinning mill in the Atrium with a number of artists opening their studios for the day too.


Here at Higherford Mill, Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 6JH

Free parking just passed the mill behind the

Malt Kiln on the right as you leave the village.



Open Studios – Textiles Focus Sept 9th-10th

So this weekend we are open for the Heritage Open Weekends and have spruced up a bit, swept and cleaned our studios and are almost ready to open our doors…..

New textiles work on display from Ann Armstrong, Simon Clarke,  Nighat Bashir and much more

with glass weaving from Redcurrant Glass on display


other artists opening their studios include Awl.Co, julie miles ceramics, Carl Hazelden with Angie Da Silva offering 15% off all her jewellery

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Just a quick note to say our lovely resident tour guide for these Heritage Weekends is away but we will have a few pieces of old mill machinery on display too.

and just a quick message to keep in mind when visiting any artist studio, small business or gallery from our friends at

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Fabrications – Pop Up Open Studios focusing on Textiles

So we are opening a Pop Up Open Studios alongside the Selvedge Fair at Pendle Heritage Centre on 23rd Sept.


as part of the Fabrication programme with Super Slow Way.


There will be open studios, exhibition of textiles work exploring multi cultural links to our community with Simon Clarke, Nighat Bashir, Angie Da Silva and Ann Armstrong. Including an installation piece by Georgiana Cardoso.  Georgiana will be running a drop in workshop based around her installation Flores del Desierto (Flowers of the Desert) from 11-3pm in the entrance to the mill.


image1.JPGbirthday flyerWorkshop Taster Days and Open Studios April 8th – 9th at Higherford Mill



here at Higherford Mill

Gisburn Road, Barrowford, BB9 8PL

April 8th & 9th Saturday and Sunday

10am -4pm

Workshops include

Ann Armstrong – Chitepani Trust

Our Ann will be offering various options including

wood block printing/making

and decorating small folding books.

Anita Burrows – Mangle Print Workshop

Make a blueprint cyanotype photo

without a camera,

discover the magic of printmaking.

Suitable for all.

Angie DaSilva Jewellery

Rolling natural or man made textures into shaped metal to create you own individually designed pendants in copper.

Findings may incur costs

Aged 12+

Karen Redmayne – Redcurrant Glass

Fused glass sun catcher

Sat 12-4pm

Enamelling on copper (without a kiln)

Sun 12-4pm

Firing/material costs apply £5 per item

Wendy Clark Jewellery

Have a go at making a hammered and textured

pair of earrings or pendant in copper.

Charges for materials apply if you would like to use silver

Julie Miles Ceramics

Tile workshop impressed and incised patterns in red earthenware tile

Scraffito tile workshop

Clay modelling

Charges will apply if you would like to fire your pieces.

and much more including Open Studios, refreshments

and a table of children’s activities including badge making.

Car parking is behind the Malt Kiln up a cobbled drive just passed the mill on the right as you travel towards Blacko