A BUSINESS park built on the site of Europe's largest wool factory has appointed an artist in residence to teach workers the joy of knitting.
Becky Sunter has been asked to pass on the fruits of her 20 years in the textiles industry to staff at Lingfield Point in Darlington.
“I am incredibly flattered to be asked to take on this role. It’s a big compliment to be asked to publicly showcase my skills,” said Sunter, who opened Tabby Textiles seven years ago.
After seeing how much work she’d been doing, running workshops Lingfield Point decided she’d be the right person to take on the role.
She says she wants to spread the word about the art of textiles to everyone from children and beginners to more experienced people. She takes the ’Stitching Knitwits’ classes held at Lingfield Point each Wednesday.
“We’re surrounded by farms in Darlington and what better way to support the local community and be sustainable than to work with wool,” added Sunter.
Eddie Humphries, estate manager, said: “We are delighted to have an artist in residence. Anyone who knows us will know art is a big aspect of the community at Lingfield Point, so having someone here to drive message is something we are proud of.