AGWSD Summer School 2021

to be held at

Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex


15th -22nd August 2021



Please scroll down the page for details about the Open Day on Saturday 21st August

In the light of the current circumstances, late bookings will be taken until the week prior to Summer School.

The courses with available places are :-

      • Knitting: Entrelac and Beyond with Alison Ellen

      • Ply-Split Braiding with 3-Ply twisted cords with Julie Hedges

      • A square with variations : Interesting bags to treasure with Jennie Parry

      • The Magic of Eco-Printing with Louise Drosdzol

      • Nuno Felting with Vivienne Morpeth

Please contact the Convenor, Christina Chisholm, to check availability, at

The attached brochure contains detailed information for each course

2021 Summer School brochure download

2021 Summer School late availability booking form

Word download  Pages download  Print version

2021 Summer School FAQs download


Summer School will be open to Day Visitors on Saturday 21st August, from 9am to 4pm.

Attractions include the Trade Fair, Raffle, Certificate of Achievement Exhibition, Tutors' Exhibition, Classroom displays and afternoon talks;

We are also hoping to welcome Christiane from the Berta's Flax project who will deliver a talk (if overseas travel restrictions permit!).


For directions to Writtle, please see the College website This website also has a downloadable Campus Map.


There are large car parks at the back of the Campus, but note the one-way system (shown on the map). Please come to the Reception on the Main Campus (marked '1' on the Campus Map) for your Visitor pass. Refreshments will be available at the Tiptree Tea Rooms at the Lordship Campus nearby.


Traders include : Handloom Holdings; The Arty Crafty Place; Fire & Fibre; Joe’s Toes; Michael Williams (Woodturner); Uppingham Yarns; Textile Traders; Classic Carders; Felstead Fleece; Sheepy Things; The African Fabric Shop; D T Craft & Design; The Threshing Barn; The Old Bookshop; The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers


Raffle prizes include (full list on display at Summer School) : fibre packs, fleece packs, trader vouchers, handmade slippers, printing block set, batik starter pack, pack of weaving yarns, Bolga basket, dye kit, bundle of Ply magazines, out of print book, subscription to The Journal


Any queries please to Christina Chisholm, Summer School Convenor, on


Please note : We request all visitors to be vigilant in preventing the spread of the C-19 virus, by wearing face masks indoors, using hand sanitiser, avoid crowding and not attending the event if they, or anyone in their household, has tested positive and/or developed symptoms immediately prior to the Open Day.