The AGWSD Summer School 2021

Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex

15th -22nd August 2021

is now over


A truly memorable week was enjoyed by Summer School participants


A massive ‘Thank You’ to Christina and those that helped her and to all the tutors and students.

An especially heartfelt thank you goes to Jo and all the staff at Writtle who worked tirelessly to make it such a great event.




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.