Diary

It is always advisable to check with the event website or organisers before visiting any of the exhibitions / events listed here.

Note: Events are ordered by their end dates.

Current and Future Events

Current events

Until 23 Feb 2024

Introduction to tapestry weaving

A residential tapestry weaving holiday (4 days tuition). For more information and booking see Gartmore House website.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/

Venue: Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS
Website: http://www.gartmorehouse.com/craft-courses/tapestry-weaving-classes-near-me-uk/
Until 24 Feb 2024

Lineages: curated by Greta Bertram & Chloe Akera

No maker stands in isolation: skills are learned, and skills are passed on; traditions are inherited, and transmitted to future generations. Makers respond to what has gone before, to the world around them, and to the future. Lineages will explore some of the threads which run through the Crafts Study Centre’s collections, connecting makers and their practices, past and present.

The exhibition to end February focusses on Textiles and Wood.

Venue: Crafts Study Centre Falkner Road Farnham, Surrey GU9
Website: https://www.csc.uca.ac.uk/programme/lineages
Until 25 Feb 2024

Water’s Edge

An exhibition by Ros Hornbuckle, who spins and dyes the yarns she weaves with.

Venue: Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7TQ
Website: https://www.orielmon.org/
Until 25 Feb 2024

Devon Weavers Workshop Beginners’ course

A six-day beginners’ course.

Dates: 10th- 11th, 17th-18th and 24th-25th February 2024.

Cost: £350

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
Until 25 Feb 2024

Devon Weavers Workshop Beginners’ course

A six-day beginners’ course based on practical learning and taught by experienced handweavers.

Dates: 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th June 2024.

Cost: £350.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
Until 25 Feb 2024

Water’s Edge – Ros Hornbuckle

An exhibition of woven tapestries exploring the textures, colours and light found at the edge of water.

Venue: Oriel Môn, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni LL77 7TQ
Website: https://www.orielmon.org/en-gb/whats-on/ros-hornbuckle
Until 28 Feb 2024

Primary Textile Techniques – Marianne Flügel

An exhibition paying tribute to the life’s work of textile collector Marianne Flügel, focussing on the techniques of twisting, intertwining, knotting and criss-crossing thread.

Venue: Textile Centre Haslach
, Stahlmühle 4
4170, Haslach, Austria
Website: https://etn-net.org/berichte/befluegelt.html
Until 01 Mar 2024

Heallreaf 5: call for entries

Heallreaf 5, the international biennial exhibition of tapestry weaving, will take place in four venues in 2024 – 2025:

29 June 2024 – 29 August 2024   Weston Park, Shropshire
10 – 22 September 2024   Oxmarket Contemporary, Chichester (tbc)
November – December 2024  The Morley Gallery, London (tbc)
8 January 2025 –  6 March 2025   Farfield Mill, Cumbria.

The deadline for entries is 1 March 2024.  For further details see website.

Website: https://www.heallreaf.com/
Until 01 Mar 2024

Hilden Mill – 200 Years

Exploring the history of the mill and the influence of the family and their business – William Barbour & Sons and the Linen Thread Co. – on Lisburn and the wider world.

Venue: Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn Museum, Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG
Website: https://www.lisburnmuseum.com
Until 03 Mar 2024

The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

This exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries, from the French Revolution to Brexit.

Times: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11.00 – 18.00.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Website: https://fashiontextilemuseum.org/exhibitions/andy-warhol-the-textiles
Until 10 Mar 2024

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style which continues to influence the way women dress today.

Check website for members’ booking.

Venue: V&A Kensington, London
Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/gabrielle-chanel-fashion-manifesto
Until 10 Mar 2024

Kobayashi Masakazu and his contemporaries – Beyond Fiber Art


Kobayashi Masakazu (1944-2004) pioneered the field of fiber art in Japan.  This exhibition is the first retrospective of his work highlighting its significance in Japan and internationally.

Venue: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Website: https://etn-net.org/berichte/KOBAYASHIMasakazuandHisContemporaries.html
Until 17 Mar 2024

Crossing the warp – thread by thread

This exhibition, by six handweavers who studied at the Handweavers Studio and Gallery in London, celebrates hand weaving as a complement to the power looms at Whitchurch Silk Mill.

This exhibition is included in the cost of entry.

Venue: Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7A
Website: http://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk
Until 17 Mar 2024

Flight

An exhibition of tapestry and woven cloth exploring our relationship with butterflies and moths. A collaboration between weavers from Darlington Weaving Rooms and Northern members of the British Tapestry Group.

Venue: Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH
Website: https://prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/
Until 17 Mar 2024

Weaving Unearthed – Sue Hiley Harris

An exhibition of the latest work by sculptor-weaver Sue Hiley Harris reveals her fascination for experimental woven structures and materials drawn from an analogy with organic root systems.

Venue: Ruthin Craft Centre, The Centre for the Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB
Website: https://ruthincraftcentre.org.uk
Until 17 Mar 2024

Cefyn Burgess : Cwlwm Gwlân

“Binding experience, binding memories and binding tradition through thread and wool” is the sub-title of this exhibition by Cefyn Burgess. (Cwlwm Gwlân, by the way, means ‘wool knot’ in English).

Exhibition opening  January 28th at 2pm.

Venue: Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Arts Centre Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7TT
Website: https://www.oriel.org.uk/en/events/2024/cefyn-burgess-cwlwm-gwl%C3%A2n
Until 17 Mar 2024

From Fleece to Loom

A new exhibition focussing on the history of the wool industry in Llŷn and contemporary work by Welsh artists who either weave or use textiles in their work.

A collection of mill-woven blankets and shawls, on loan from local families, will be displayed alongside industry artefacts and work by: Llio James, Laura Thomas, Elin Huws, Anna Pritchard, Cathryn Gwynn, Nerys Jones, Haf Weighton, Steve Attwood Wright, Julie Roberts, Eirian Muse, Meisian and Helen Jones

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Plus book launch, talk and workshops.  See website for details.

Exhibition opening 28 January, 2pm.

Venue: Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Arts Centre Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7TT
Website: https://www.oriel.org.uk/en/events/2024/from-fleece-to-loom
Until 22 Mar 2024

QEST Northern Ireland showcase

Craft NI have partnered with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in an exhibition of work by 16 local QEST Scholars in a range of crafts including handloom weaving and yarn dyeing.

Venue: CRAFT NI, 115 – 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF
Website: https://craftni.org/event/qest-northern-ireland-showcase-exhibition/
Until 31 Mar 2024

Beguiling Beni: Safflower Red in Japanese Fashion

A display revealing the many uses of the Japanese dye ‘beni’, made from safflower petals, including textiles and ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

Admission: Free

Venue: V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/beguiling-beni-safflower-red-in-japanese-fashion
Until 07 Apr 2024

Is it alive?

‘Is it alive?’ features textile installations that come to life thanks to technology including ‘I am Storm’,  the result of research into self-supporting woven structures using metal threads on a computer-controlled Jaquard loom.

Venue: Textiel Museum, Goirkestraat 96, 5046 GN Tilburg, Netherlands
Website: https://textielmuseum.nl/en/tentoonstellingen/is-it-alive/
Until 07 Apr 2024

Material Power
 – Palestinian Embroidery

The ancient practice of embroidery, called tatreez in Arabic, is the most important cultural material of Palestine. Material Power charts the evolution of embroidery in Palestine over the past century , including work by contemporary artists.

Venue: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Website: https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/upcomingexhibitions/materialpower/
Until 07 Apr 2024

Laura Thomas- Woven/Unwoven

Makers Guild Wales hosts this exhibition of woven textiles by one of its members.

For further information and updates on artist’s talks and weave workshops see website.

Woven/Unwoven is a Ruthin Craft Centre-initiated exhibition.

Venue: Craft in the Bay, The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff  CF10 4QH
Website: https://www.makersguildinwales.org.uk/exhibitions.html
Until 07 Apr 2024

Mun-Dirra (Maningrida Fish Fence)


The Community of Maningrida in Central-West Arnhem Land has a rich cultural heritage with a particular strength in the tradition of weaving using lplant fibres and natural dyes. Mun-dirra, a 100-metre-long, multi-panel woven artwork, is the largest woven sculpture ever produced in Australia.

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/149618/
Until 14 Apr 2024

Double Weave: Bourne and Allen’s Modernist Textiles

Hilary Bourne (1909 – 2004) and Barbara Allen (1903 – 1972) were two of the most significant UK textile designers of the modernist period, designing and making fabrics for sectors including fashion, intereiors, film and aviation.

Venue: Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP
Website: https://www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk/
Until 14 Apr 2024

El Anatsui – Behind the Red Moon


El Anatsui has created a monumental new artwork for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall made of thousands of metal bottle tops and fragments. Crumpling, crushing, and stitching them into different compositions, large panels are pieced together to form massive abstract fields of colour, shape and line.

Venue: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/el-anatsui
Until 14 Apr 2024

Eugenia Pinna – a textile designer’s research

An exhibition dedicated to textile designer Eugenia Pinna whose ongoing work has contributed significantly to the renewal of traditional Sardinian wool weaving.

Venue: Spazio Ilisso, Nuoro, Italy
Website: https://etn-net.org/berichte/EUGENIAPINNAAtextiledesignersresearch.html
Until 21 Apr 2024

Ainu Stories: Contemporary Lives by the Saru River

An exploration of the contemporary culture of the indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan, including bark cloth making.

Free (booking recommended).

Venue: Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
Website: https://www.japanhouselondon.uk/whats-on/
Until 04 May 2024

A Visible Thread – Seam

A group exhibition from the contemporary textile collective Seam aiming to encourage viewers to rethink their relationship to thread through a diverse range of textile disciplines and perspectives.

Venue: Llantarnam Grange, St David's Road, Cwmbran NP44 1PD
Website: https://llantarnamgrange.com/a-visible-thread/
Until 06 May 2024

Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction, 1950 – 1970

A major new exhibition which connects the work (including fibre-based work) of over 50 women artists from across the globe through a shared language of radical abstraction.

Venue: Turner Contemporary, Margate, CT9 1HG
Website: http://tinyurl.com/2sxzucm7
Until 26 May 2024

Unravel – The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art

An international group exhibition of work by artists from the 20th and 21st centuries using textiles to communicate ideas about power, resistance and survival.

Venue: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Website: https://www.barbican.org.uk
Until 16 Jun 2024

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art

Textiles by modern practitioners—Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Olga de Amaral—alongside pieces by Andean artists from the first millennium BCE to the 16th century.

Venue: The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/weaving-abstraction-in-ancient-and-modern-art
Until 02 Jul 2024

Print: A Passion for Pattern

The Macclesfield Silk Museums have a unique collection of textiles, pattern books and items associated with creating print for fabrics, especially on silk. This new exhibition presents many of these items together for the first time to show how textiles were designed and to explore historic methods including block printing.

Venue: Macclesfield
Website: http://macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk/people-print-and-pattern
Until 13 Jul 2024

Preservers, Innovators, and Rescuers of Culture in Chiapas

Eleven commissioned textiles by acclaimed Indigenous artists from Chiapas, Mexico, some of which include use traditional backstrap weaving and natural dye techniques.

Venue: Bresler Family Gallery North Carolina, USA
Website: https://www.centerforcraft.org/exhibition/preservers-innovators-and-rescuers-of-culture-in-chiapas
Until 17 Jul 2024

The Loom Shed Natural Dye Study Group

Four online study group sessions (20th September 2023, 24th January, 24th. April and 17th July 2024) meeting seasonally to explore weld, madder, Saxon blue and overdyeing.

Led by Jane Deane.

Time: 7.30pm – 9pm.

Cost: £126.

Website: https://theloomshed.com/
Until 14 Aug 2024

Weave your own rug/wall hanging: James Donald

An opportunity to weave your own rug or wall hanging on a pre-warped 8 shaft Finnish-made Toika floor loom, with support from James Donald.

Times: Tuesdays and/or Thursday evenings, 6pm – 9pm.

Cost: initial 4 week block £120 (thereafter £25 per session as required).

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
Until 06 Sep 2024

Tapestry: Introduction to studio practice

Introduction to Studio Practice offers students the opportunity to build their creative and technical skills in tapestry weaving, aimed at those who have completed a beginners course and are looking to extend their practice.

The study programme runs from January to September 2024 and requires commitment to 5 x 2-day workshops plus guided and self-directed study through a series of projects.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

Cost: £995

Venue: Studio 114, WASPS Studio, Patriothall, EH3 5AY
Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/
Until 30 Sep 2024

Freedom: International Weaving group

The International Weaving group presents its second virtual exhibition with highly personal responses with the theme ‘Freedom’, featuring work by weavers from Sweden, UK, Italy, France, Belgium and The Netherlands.

A guided tour can be found here:  https://www.artsteps.com/view/63b6cc430049f1b7328b7dd5

Website: http://www.weven.eu
Until 17 Oct 2024

Bees: International Weaving Group

A call for entries for the 3rd on-line exhibition of the International Weaving Group, on the theme of Bees, that will open in April 2024.

Broad interpretations welcomed.  For more information contact exhibition@weefnetwerk.nl.

Entry deadline 29 November 2023.

Until 31 Dec 2024

Design for Weave – Laura Thomas

A self-directed online course created by designer/weaver Laura Thomas.  Suitable for those with existing weaving knowledge who want to build their design understanding and confidence.

Cost: £125

Venue: https://www.laurathomas.co.uk/designforweave
Until 31 Dec 2024

Evening weave classes with James Donald

This course offers one-to-one tuition, with access to an extensive range of specialist textile literature. All materials and equipment are provided, and the class is suitable for both beginners and those with previous weave experience.

Contact James Donald for availability.

Times: Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 6pm – 9pm.

Cost: £330 (11 classes).

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
Until 12 Feb 2025

Swapnaa Tamhane: The Golden Fibre

A new installation that draws inspiration from University of Dundee and Verdant Works (Dundee Heritage Trust) archives, exploring jute and the jute industry around Calcutta in British-ruled Bengal.

Open daily except Tuesday, 10.00 – 17.00

Free

Venue: V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ
Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/whatson
Until 15 Nov 2025

Haptic & Hue- podcast

A series of podcasts exploring the way in which cloth speaks to us and the impact it has on our lives.

https://hapticandhue.com/

Website: http://hapticandhue.com/
Until 26 May 2026

All Hands On: Basketry

Highlighting basketry traditions and modern innovation, the exhibition features items from the Museum of European Cultures’ collection and pieces by contemporary artists.

Venue: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin
Website: https://www.smb.museum/en/exhibitions/detail/all-hands-on-basketry/

Future events

24 Feb 2024

Weaving Voices – Innovation and Adaptation in the Textile Industry

A talk by Alison Wibner exploring samples from the Sunny Bank Mills archive dating between 1942-1945, including examples of experimentation with ground-breaking wool fibre blends incorporating man-made fibres. Following the talk there will be an opportunity to visit the rest of the Archive.

Time: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cost  £5 plus booking fee.

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills Archive, Water Lane, Farsley, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk
24 Feb 2024

Winter workshop – Indigo Dyeing

Spend the day dyeing an indigo scarf
 using stitched Shibori techniques
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Tutors: Jeanette and Ellie Orrell.

Cost: £79

Venue: Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, UK, SY16 2NZ
Website: https://orieldavies.org/whats-on
24 Feb 2024

Weaving Voices – Innovation and Adaptation in the Textile Industry

This talk explores a box of yarn and fabric samples from the Sunny Bank Mills archive dating between 1942-1945 which including ground- breaking examples incorporating man-made fibres.

Time : 14:00 – 16:00

Cost : £0 – £5

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/calendar/
23 - 25 Feb 2024

Unravel

See website for futher information.

Venue: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR
Website: https://farnhammaltings.com/artists-and-makers/craft/festivals/unravel
23 - 25 Feb 2024

Unravel

For further details and tickets see website.

Venue: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
Website: https://farnhammaltings.com/artists-and-makers/craft/festivals/unravel
26 Feb 2024

Talk by Alastair Duncan – Interactive Tapestry Weaving

Fibre artist in sound and weave, Alastair Duncan will be giving a talk about his work and the current exhibition.

Time : 19.00 – 20.00

OBS Gallery is open to the public, from 12.00 – 16.00, most weekends and entry is free.

For tickets and more information go to https://www.emftheatre.com/

Venue: Old Big School Gallery, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent
Website: https://www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/living/facilities/obs-gallery/exhibitions
02 - 03 Mar 2024

A line in weave

How to weave a variety of marks and lines, from clean sharp edges to soft broken lines. Suitable for beginners and developing weavers.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: £215

Venue: WASPS, Studio 114, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AY
Website: https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/
26 Feb 2024 - 03 Mar 2024

Interactive Tapestry Weaving – Alastair Duncan

Working across fibre, photography and sound, Alastair Duncan brings craft and technology together in an exhibition of interactive tapestries that respond to proximity and touch.

OBS Gallery is open to the public, from 12.00 – 16.00, most weekends and entry is free.

For tickets and more information go to https://www.emftheatre.com/

A touring exhibition from Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran’s centre for contemporary Art and Craft.

Venue: Old Big School Gallery, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent
Website: https://www.tonbridge-school.co.uk/living/facilities/obs-gallery/exhibitions
08 Mar 2024

Talking Tapestry

At the V&A South Kensington, Dovecot tapestry studio will unveil their latest commission celebrating The Edinburgh Seven, the first women to matriculate at any UK university.

A panel discussion will be streamed via Zoom (more details at https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/vYRNG7Lo3zY/livestream-talking-tapestry).

Time: 18.30 – 20.30

In person tickets: £10.00 – £15.00

On-line streaming tickets: £6

Venue: V&A Kensington, Cromwell Road 
London, SW7 2RL
Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/gabrielle-chanel-fashion-manifesto
09 - 10 Mar 2024

East Anglia Yarn Festival

See website for further information.

Venue: The Norfolk Showground Arena, NR5 0TT
Website: http://www.eastangliayarnfestival.com
09 - 10 Mar 2024

Spinners’ Intermediate

A two-day workshop for intermediate spinners.

Cost: £95.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
08 - 10 Mar 2024

Dornoch Fibre Fest

Classes for all levels of experience, yarn sales and more. See website for further information.

Venue: Dornoch, Sutherland
Website: http://www.fibrefest.org.uk/
15 Mar 2024

Weave a cushion workshop

Weave a cushion panel on a 50cm wide four shaft table loom.  No sewing required.

Tutor: Angie Parker

Cost: £80 (plus £3.95 booking fee)

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Creative Space, 56-58 North St., Bristol Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ
Website: http://www.angieparkertextiles.com/workshops/
16 Mar 2024

Weave a cushion workshop

Weave a cushion panel on a 50cm wide four shaft table loom.  No sewing required.

Tutor: Angie Parker

Cost: £80 (plus £3.95 booking fee)

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Creative Space, 56-58 North St., Bristol Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ
Website: http://www.angieparkertextiles.com/workshops/
15 - 17 Mar 2024

Weaving with Colour Theory 

A three-day workshop led by Margo Selby.

Cost: £340.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
15 - 17 Mar 2024

Colour Theory in Weaving

A workshop designed to develop thinking about colour in the context of weaving.

Tutor: Margo Selby

Cost: £330

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
21 Mar 2024

Crickhowell Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers – Friendship Day

An invitation to to drop in for tea or coffee and cake and a chat about what the Guild is doing.

Yarn and equipment for sale from from Weavingyarn. co.uk and from Helen Brotherton (formerly MyFineWeavingYarn) plus Sarah Stacey from Hedgehog Equipment. We also have 2 spinning wheels for sale (see our Facebook page)
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We share lunch at 12.30, so do bring your own if you arrive then. There is plenty of parking immediately opposite the Hall, and we will pay for parking. 
While there is no charge for this event, donations towards the cost of refreshments will be welcome.

Time : 11am – 4 pm (shared lunch 12.30pm).

Venue: Llangynidr Village Hall, Llangynidr, Crickhowell, NP8 1LS
Website: https://www.crickhowellguildwsd.org/
17 - 22 Mar 2024

Introduction to tapestry weaving

A residential tapestry weaving holiday (4 days tuition). For more information and booking see Gartmore House website.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/

Venue: Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS
Website: http://www.gartmorehouse.com/craft-courses/tapestry-weaving-classes-near-me-uk/
23 Mar 2024

The Scottish Wool Producers’ Showcase

The Scottish Wool Producers’ Showcase shines a spotlight on yarns with a distinctly Scottish origin and their makers.

Time: 11am – 4pm

Cost: £9

Venue: Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH
Website: https://thescottishyarnfestival.com/
23 - 24 Mar 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
21 - 24 Mar 2024

The Stitch Festival

Venue: The Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH
Website: https://www.thestitchfestival.co.uk/
21 - 24 Mar 2024

The Stitch Festival

See website for further details.

Venue: The Business Design Centre, London, N1 0QH
Website: https://www.thestitchfestival.co.uk/
26 Mar 2024

The Big Science Project- The Chemistry of Dyeing Wool

What is behind the chemistry of dyeing wool? What is happening at the microscopic level?  Visitors will be able to dye wool samples using red cabbage juice, use a modelling kit to build a molecule of wool and examine wool fibre through a microscope.

13.00- 15.00

Suitable for families.

Free, but donations welcome.

Venue: National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UP
Website: https://museum.wales/wool/whatson/
29 Mar 2024

Fernhill Farm – Good Friday Fleece Sale

A range of whole and part fleeces, sample boxes etc. from a variety of breeds (including lustre fleeces) plus shearing demonstrations.

Time: 9am – 4pm

Venue: Fernhill Farm Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Bristol, BS40 6LD
Website: https://www.fernhill-farm.co.uk/fernhill-farm-events/GOOD%20FRIDAY%20FLEECE%20SALE
06 - 07 Apr 2024

Spring into Wool-cancelled

2024 event cancelled. See website for further information.

Venue: The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8GS
Website: http://www.springintowool.co.uk/
06 - 07 Apr 2024

Sodbury Yarn Over!

See website for further details.

Venue: The Town Hall and The Old Grammar School, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AD
Website: https://thesodburyyarnover.co.uk
08 - 12 Apr 2024

Seinn na Talmhainn, Fighe nan Sgeul: Singing the Land, Weaving the Stories

An opportunity to spend a week inspired by the Gaelic song, landscape and weaving traditions of the Scottish Highlands, with creative leadership from tapestry weaver Joan Baxter and musician Mary Ann Kennedy, supported by Anna Wetherell and Irene Evison of Nearly Wild Weaving. 
 
 
 
Venue: Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Fort William, PH33 7AH
Website: https://nearlywildweaving.wordpress.com/singing-the-land-weaving-the-stories/
13 - 14 Apr 2024

Online Passementerie Masterclass

Taught live through Zoom with a small group of students. Using simple equipment and materials, you will create 4 different hand woven passementerie designs in the form of a sampler.

Tutor: Elizabeth Ashdown

Cost: £160.00

Time: 4:00pm – 7:15 pm UK time

Venue: Online
Website: https://elizabethashdown.co.uk
20 - 21 Apr 2024

Double Cloth on a pointed draft 

A two-day workshop led by Laura Thomas.

Cost: £225.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
20 - 21 Apr 2024

Double Cloth on a Pointed Draft

For weavers already confident in designing and weaving double cloth structures on a block draft, an opportunity to learn how to weave motifs on a double cloth pointed draft and how to design your own double cloth motifs.

Tutor: Laura Thomas

Cost: £225

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
02 Mar 2024 - 27 Apr 2024

Hello Sweet Cheeks!

An exhibition of her Certificate of Achievement portfolio by tapestry weaver Sadie Paige.

For more information about the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers’ Certificate of Achievement go to https://www.wsd.org.uk/about/certificates/.

Venue: Gairloch Museum, Gairloch, IV21 2BH 
Website: https://www.gairlochmuseum.org/exhibitions
27 Apr 2024

Peg loom weaving

Create a woven wall hanging in this peg loom weaving workshop.

Tutor: Stephanie Fradette

10.00 – 16.00

Cost: £105

Venue: Central Scotland School of Craft, Riverview Building, High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EE
Website: https://scottishcraftschool.com/
26 - 27 Apr 2024

The Woolly Good Gathering

See website for further details.

Venue: Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Website: https://www.woollygood.co.uk/the-woolly-good-gathering
27 Apr 2024

Weaving Voices – Back Home and Re-imagined

A chance to look through some of the Society of Dyers and Colourists textile collection with Andrew Filarowski who will share  stories associated with the collection. The talk will be followed by a visit to the Archive.

Time : 14:00 – 16:00

Cost : £0 – £5

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/calendar/
27 - 28 Apr 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
27 - 28 Apr 2024

Wonderwool Wales

See website for further information.

Times: Saturday 10am – 5:30pm, Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.

Venue: Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys
Website: http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/
23 Apr 2024 - 11 May 2024

The Braid Society

A touring exhibition of members’ work to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Braid Society. 

For further information go to www.braidsociety.com.

Venue: Newtown Textile Museum, 5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL
Website: https://www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/museums/our-museums/borders-textile-towerhouse/
06 Apr 2024 - 11 May 2024

Shirley Craven

An exhibition of vivid, colour-filled print textiles by post-war designer Shirley Craven.

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.Tuesday to Sunday, and on Thursdays until 9pm.

Free.

Venue: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Website: https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/
11 - 13 May 2024

Supplementary Warps & Sashiko

Techniques to achieve woven fabrics that look as though they have been stitched, visually referencing Japanese sashiko embroidery.

Tutor: James Donald

Cost: £330

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
01 Apr 2024 - 13 May 2024

Kate Derum & Irene Davies Awards for Small Tapestries

Awards celebrating creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry. Deadline for entries 13 May 2024.

Venue: Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne.
Website: https://tinyurl.com/yc4ak44j
18 May 2024

Cheshire Guild Friendship Day

Including a talk by Ann Martin, former spinner/weaver at Quarry Bank Mill, suppliers’ stalls and exhibition of work. Open to all members of AGWSD Guilds from 10 am to 3.30pm.  Entry free – bring a dish for a shared meal. Contact: cheshireguildwsd@gmail.com.

Venue: Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane WA6 7QN
18 - 19 May 2024

Buxton Wool Gathering

See website for further information.
 

Venue: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE
Website: http://buxtonwool.co.uk/
13 - 19 May 2024

London Craft Week

Celebrating creativity, the festival brings together over 750 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world.

For details of exhibitors and venues ee the website.

Venue: Various
Website: http://www.londoncraftweek.com
24 May 2024

Weave a cushion workshop

Weave a cushion panel on a 50cm wide four shaft table loom.  No sewing required.

Tutor: Angie Parker

Cost: £80 (plus booking fee)

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Creative Space, 56-58 North St., Bristol Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ
Website: http://www.angieparkertextiles.com/workshops/
14 Mar 2024 - 24 May 2024

Propositions: 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

The Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) aims to foster creative dialogue between architects and tapestry weavers. In 2023, architects were challenged to design a tapestry for Kerstin Thompson Architect’s Bundanon Art Museum. To showcase the 2023 finalists, sections of the 10 designs were woven as large format studies by weavers from the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW).

Venue: Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262-266 Park Street South, Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Website: https://www.austapestry.com.au/content/propositions-2023-tapestry-design-prize-architects
25 May 2024

Weave a cushion workshop

Weave a cushion panel on a 50cm wide four shaft table loom.  No sewing required.

Tutor: Angie Parker

Cost: £80 (plus booking fee)

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Venue: Creative Space, 56-58 North St., Bristol Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ
Website: http://www.angieparkertextiles.com/workshops/
25 May 2024

Highland Wool Fest

See Facebook page for further details.

Venue: Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer, IV14 9DL
Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/Highland-Wool-Fest/61555669527527/
25 May 2024

Weaving Voices – Dyes Past and Present

Debbie Tomkies, who teaches dye workshops at Sunny Bank Mills, will bring the history of dyeing to life, illustrating her talk with her collection of dyers’ manuals from the 1800s to the 1960s, dye sample books and dyestuffs.

Time : 14:00 – 16:00

Cost : £0 – £5

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/calendar/
25 - 26 May 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
05 Mar 2024 - 01 Jun 2024

Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney: The Language of Weaving

Work by tapestry artists Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney inspired by their time living and working in the Arun Valley in West Sussex.

Meet the Artists:  30 March, 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Venue: Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX
Website: http://tinyurl.com/4kxyav4p
24 Feb 2024 - 01 Jun 2024

Irresistable: the global patterns of Ikat

This exhibition explores the global reach of ikat textiles with examples from countries as diverse as Japan, Indonesia, India, Uzbekistan, Côte d’Ivoire and Guatemala.

Venue: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 
Website: https://museum.gwu.edu/irresistible-global-patterns-ikat
31 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024

Tangled Galashiels Fibre Festival

See website for further details.

Venue: Various venues in Galashiels.
Website: https://www.tangledgalashiels.com/
01 Jun 2024

Leeds Wool Festival

Check with venue for details.

Venue: Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF
Website: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/whats-on/
01 - 02 Jun 2024

Worstead Guild Woolly Weekend

Check website for further details.
 

Venue: The Weavers’ Workshop, Dilham, Norfolk, NR28 9PT
Website: http://www.worsteadweavers.org.uk/woolly-weekend
01 - 02 Jun 2024

The Great British Fibre Festival

See website for further details.

Venue: Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Devon EX15 3EE
Website: https://www.thegreatbritishfibrefestival.co.uk/
08 - 09 Jun 2024

The Wool Monty

Check the website for details.

Venue: Magna, Magna Way, Templeborough, S60 1FD
Website: http://thewoolmonty.co.uk/
07 - 09 Jun 2024

Threads Textile Festival

Contact venue for further details.

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk
15 Jun 2024

Somerset Guild Annual Fleece Fair

A social event that gives the opportunity to buy fleece from local suppliers.

Further details from secretary@somersetguildwsd.org.uk

Venue: Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall TA3 6SG
Website: http://http://www.somersetguildwsd.org.uk/
15 Jun 2024

Somerset Guild Annual Fleece Fair

A social event that gives the opportunity to buy fleece from local suppliers.

Further details from secretary@somersetguildwsd.org.uk

Venue: Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall TA3 6SG
Website: http://http://www.somersetguildwsd.org.uk/
21 Feb 2024 - 16 Jun 2024

Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art

Textiles by modern practitioners—Anni Albers, Sheila Hicks, Lenore Tawney, and Olga de Amaral—alongside pieces by Andean artists from the first millennium BCE to the 16th century.

Venue: The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
Website: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/weaving-abstraction-in-ancient-and-modern-art
21 - 22 Jun 2024

ELKA – Introduction to Table Loom Weaving

From warping the loom to weaving: suitable for beginners.

Tutor: Ellie Fisher

Cost: £260

Venue: Pettridge Lane, Mere, Wiltshire
Website: https://www.elkatextiles.co.uk
22 - 23 Jun 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
22 - 23 Jun 2024

Cumbrian Wool Gathering

See website for further info.

Venue: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FP
Website: http://cumbrianwoolgathering.co.uk
22 - 23 Jun 2024

Cumbrian Wool Gathering

See website for further info.

Venue: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FP
Website: http://cumbrianwoolgathering.co.uk
23 - 28 Jun 2024

Introduction to tapestry weaving

A residential tapestry weaving holiday (4 days tuition). For more information and booking see Gartmore House website.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/

Venue: Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS
Website: http://www.gartmorehouse.com/craft-courses/tapestry-weaving-classes-near-me-uk/
26 - 29 Jun 2024

New Designers: Fashion and textiles

A showcase for recent fashion and textiles graduates from across the UK.

Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1 0QH
Website: http://www.newdesigners.com
27 - 30 Jun 2024

Atelier Weftfaced: Find your Narrative Summer Tapestry Workshop

A workshop exploring how to convert ideas into weaving: for weavers with some experience.

Tutors: Caron Penney with Katharine Swailes

Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee: £495

Venue: Arundel Museum, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PA
Website: https://www.weftfaced.com
22 Jun 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

The Braid Society

A touring exhibition of members’ work to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Braid Society. 

For further information go to www.braidsociety.com.

Venue: Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9BZ
Website: https://www.liveborders.org.uk/culture/museums/our-museums/borders-textile-towerhouse/
13 - 14 Jul 2024

Yarningham

A celebration of yarn and stitch.

Venue: Uffculme Centre, Moseley, Birmingham, UK.
Website: http://www.yarningham.co.uk/yarningham-2022
12 - 14 Jul 2024

AGWSD National Conference 2024 – The Riches of Wool

The conference will celebrate the riches of wool, from historical practices through to current and future possibilities, commencing with dinner on Friday 12 July and closing after lunch on Sunday 14 July. Bursaries are available for this event. See website for full programme.

Venue: Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BY
Website: https://www.wsd.org.uk/news-events/conference/
13 - 14 Jul 2024

Yarningham

A celebration of yarn and stitch.

Venue: Uffculme Centre, Moseley, Birmingham, UK.
Website: http://www.yarningham.co.uk/yarningham-2022
11 - 17 Jul 2024

Convergence

The Handweavers Guild of America conference and fair.

Venue: Regency Wichita and the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, Kansas, USA
Website: https://weavespindye.org/convergence/
20 - 21 Jul 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
25 Jul 2024

Weave Taster Day – Playing with Structure

Looms will be set up with three different weave structures allowing participants to weave three distinctive cloths. For beginners and refreshers.
Tutor: Ali Sharman
Cost: £75 plus £5 materials
Venue: Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NZ
Website: https://www.harehillbarn.co.uk/courses
27 - 28 Jul 2024

Summer Wool Festival

See website for details.

Venue: Redborne School, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, MK45 2NU
Website: https://summerwoolfestival.co.uk/
27 - 29 Jul 2024

Designing & Weaving Twills

An exploration of the simple yet versatile twill weave structure suitable for beginners and intermediate weavers.

Tutor: Sharon Kearley

Cost: £330

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
10 - 11 Aug 2024

North East Wool Show

For knitting, crochet and woolly fibre crafts.

Venue: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP
Website: https://www.northeastwoolshow.co.uk/
17 Aug 2024

Popup Wool Show

See website for more details.

Venue: Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Rd, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DH
Website: https://www.coastal-colours.co.uk/pop-up
30 Aug 2024 - 01 Sep 2024

Set up and Weave on a Table Loom

Learn the fundamentals of setting up a four-shaft table loom to be able to weave independently. For beginners and refreshers.

Tutor: Ali Sharman.

Cost: £210 plus £5 materials.

Venue: Hare Hill Barn, Cartmel Fell, Grange over Sands, LA11 6NZ
Website: https://www.harehillbarn.co.uk/courses
07 - 08 Sep 2024

The Scottish Yarn Festival

Featuring independent yarn dyers, producers of single origin wool, tutors and lecturers.

Venue: Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH
Website: https://thescottishyarnfestival.com/
14 - 15 Sep 2024

Two-End Colour & Weave Leno

An introduction to the possibilities of the 2-end leno weave structure with the added interest of exploring ‘colour and weave’.

Tutor: Laura Thomas

Cost: £225

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
15 Sep 2024

Kernow Yarn And Fibre Festival

Cornwall’s Yarn and Fibre Festival.

Venue: The Pavilion Centre Royal Cornwall Showground Whitecross WADEBRIDGE Cornwall PL27 7JE
Website: https://kernowyaff.com/
14 - 15 Sep 2024

Llandovery Sheep Festival

A celebration of rural crafts and sheep farming with live entertainment.

Venue: Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Website: http://llandoverysheepfestival.co.uk
15 - 20 Sep 2024

Introduction to tapestry weaving

A residential tapestry weaving holiday (4 days tuition). For more information and booking see Gartmore House website.

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/workshops/

Venue: Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS
Website: http://www.gartmorehouse.com/craft-courses/tapestry-weaving-classes-near-me-uk/
21 - 22 Sep 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
23 Mar 2024 - 22 Sep 2024

Art Without Heroes: Mingei

Mingei (‘the art of the people’) originated in Japan in the1920s. Displaying  a range of crafts (including textiles), the exhibition foccusses on its historical context and contemporary relevance.

Venue: William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, London E17 4PP
Website: https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/
28 - 29 Sep 2024

Yarndale

See website for further information.

Venue: Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Website: http://yarndale.co.uk
28 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024

Devon Weavers Workshop Beginners’ course

A six-day beginners’ course based on practical learning and taught by experienced handweavers.

Cost: £350.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
29 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024

Shetland Wool Week – Together through makkin

Shetland Wool Week is a celebration of Shetland wool and traditional knitting. Throughout the week there are exhibitions, classes and events covering on a range of topics, typically including weaving, spinning, dyeing, Fair Isle and lace knitting.

Venue: Various locations, Shetland
Website: http://www.shetlandwoolweek.com
10 - 13 Oct 2024

The Knitting & Stitching Show – London

See website for further information.

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY
Website: http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
18 - 20 Oct 2024

The Glasgow School of Yarn

Glasgow’s yarn fair.

Venue: The Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford St, Glasgow G1 1UH
Website: https://www.glasgowschoolofyarn.co.uk/
19 - 20 Oct 2024

Bakewell Wool Gathering

See website for further information.

Venue: Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH
Website: http://www.bakewellwool.co.uk
26 - 27 Oct 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
14 - 27 Oct 2024

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers: 2024  National Exhibition

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers organises the National Exhibition every 2 years to showcase the skills and creativity of members of guilds across the UK.  We are thrilled to announce that the theme of the 2024  National Exhibition is ‘Battles, Borders, Books’.

Submission details available from the AGWSD website.

Venue: Hay Castle, Oxford Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DG
Website: https://www.wsd.org.uk/news-events/agwsd-national-exhibition/
26 - 27 Oct 2024

The Big Textile Show

For  all those interested in textile crafts.

Venue: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL
Website: http://thebigtextileshow.co.uk/
07 - 10 Nov 2024

The Knitting & Stitching Show – Belfast

See website for further information.

Venue: Titanic Exhibition Centre, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast BT3 9EP
Website: http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
24 Nov 2024

Weaving taster session

Spend an afternoon weaving on a traditional dobby handloom, in a small group with plenty of individual support.

Time: 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Cost: £35

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, LS28 5UJ, West Yorkshire
Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/calendar/category/courses-and-workshops/
23 - 24 Nov 2024

James Donald: Weekend weave workshop

During the weekend weave class you will receive targeted and concentrated tuition, with access to a range of specialist textile literature, samples and notes, with the purpose of you leaving with a firmer grasp of how cloth is woven.

Tutor: James Donald

Times: 9.15am – 4pm

Cost: £275

Venue: Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET
Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk
21 - 24 Nov 2024

The Knitting & Stitching Show – Harrogate

See website for further information.

Venue: Harrogate Convention Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA
Website: http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
23 Oct 2024 - 25 Nov 2024

Dyes in History and Archaeology 2023

An annual international conference that focuses on discussion of dyes and organic pigments used in the past.

More information to follow.

Venue: Venue tbc
Website: https://www.dyesinhistoryandarchaeology.com/
25 Nov 2024

ELKA – Introduction to Natural Dyeing

A hands-on introduction to the basic principles and practice of natural dyeing using traditional, kitchen and foraged dye-stuffs.

Cost: £130

Venue: Pettridge Lane, Mere, Wiltshire
Website: https://www.elkatextiles.co.uk
26 Nov 2024

Yorkshire Yarn Festival

See website for further details.

Venue: Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RG
Website: https://www.yorkshireyarnfest.com
14 - 15 Dec 2024

Christmas Wool Show

See website for further details.

Venue: National Conference Centre, Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0E
Website: https://www.christmaswoolshow.co.uk/
16 Oct 2024 - 22 Dec 2024

Murmuration: A Collaborative Tapestry Project

Members of the international Waterline project continue their collaboration in a new series of handwoven tapestries on the theme of murmuration.

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/exhibitions/
18 Sep 2024 - 22 Dec 2024

Telling a Yarn: Remember, React, Re-tell

A celebration of the rich heritage of the woollen industry of Cumbria and Yorkshire by the Threadmill Textile Artists group.

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, LA10 5LW
Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/exhibitions/
15 - 21 Jun 2025

Braids 2025 – Rockin’ Braids and Bands

The 6th International Braiding Conference will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, with workshops, talks and other activities. 

See website for further information. 

Website: https://amksoc.org/uncategorized/braids-2025/
25 - 27 Sep 2025

VÄV2025

The triennial international handweaving fair and conference organised by the Swedish Weaving Council.

More information to follow.

Venue: Monitor ERP Arena, Gävle, Sweden
Website: http://www.svenskavav.com/vaumlv2022.html