Lowes Court Gallery’s feature wall for October represents three textile artists.

Sheila Moffat, Sue Cosham, and Ruth Moore, all exhibit and sell their work regularly in the gallery.

The work features many different artistic and practical textile techniques.

A spokesperson said: "Sheila Moffat has a large rag rug as her centrepiece. Rag rugging is a traditional and thrifty craft in which strips of fabric are cut up and woven through a hessian backing.

"Sheila’s rug is in a bold blue and navy design – typical of her eye-catching tonal and colour combinations.

"Her work on display also includes rucksacks and draught excluders, fabric necklaces and headbands in an array of colours to match any outfit.

"Sue Cosham works magic with her sewing machine to create amazing fabric and stitched pictures – from the fells to the seaside and plenty in between. Sue has also made some fabric pumpkins, suitable to spice up any home this autumn!

"Ruth Moore’s work is centred around the Cumbrian Herdwick sheep.

"Her method is needle felting, in which sheep fleece is stabbed many times with a needle to feel the piece.

"Ruth says that ‘the needle is the paintbrush and the fleece the paint.’ Pictures and portraits of Herdwicks feature alongside sheep decorations, including some Christmas designs."

There will be a ‘Meet the Artists’ morning for coffee and chat on Saturday, October 7 at the gallery, from 10.30 to 1.30, at which the artists will be glad to talk about their work and techniques.

Lowes Court (on Main Street, Egremont), also stocks a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts, paintings, photographs, prints and cards by other gallery artists, textiles, glassware, jewellery and wood.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 1.30pm, and the textile feature wall is on view until Saturday, October 28.