Sheep from Lamb to Loom
2007-9

In her Sheep journey, Kate travelled with Somerset shepherds up on Exmoor and the Mendips and down to the Salt Marshes and Levels, following them through the seasons. She then went off with the wool sacks to the wool grading depot and into the workshops of spinners, weavers and knitters.

 

Kate has become known for her documentary projects, where she places importance on the interviews with her subjects, the words accompanying the paintings and drawings in exhibitions and her books.

The book ‘Sheep from Lamb to Loom’ is now out of print, but used copies can sometimes be found online.

“In her collection of atmospheric paintings Kate Lynch follows sheep through the seasons, finding farmers and craftspeople working in related trades, from the Mendips and Exmoor down to the Levels and the sea. Her work forms a fascinating picture of rural life.”

Louise Elliott, Country Living Magazine