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 Jun 2024

Earth Threads

There will be weaving demonstrations in the Gallery on the following dates:
• Saturday 4th May
• Sunday 5th May
• Sunday 12th May
• Sunday 19th May
• Sunday 26th May
• Friday 31st May
• Sunday 9th June
Venue: The Sunbury Gallery, The Walled Garden, Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6AB
Website: https://www.sunburygallery.org/britishtapestrygroup
Until 30 Jun 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 30 Jun 2024

Tangled Up

An exhibition that considers how artists use textiles as a means of exploring personal and political narrative, showcasing textile artists who use everyday textiles and materials to make a point, tell a story and untangle some of the complicated issues facing society.

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00 -16.00,  Sunday 12.00 -16.00.

Note: Contains adult themes. Parental guidance required.

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, LS28 5UJ.
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk
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 07 Jul 2024

The 62 Group – Tailored

This exhibition brings together work by internationally renowned textile artist collective, the 62 Group, taking as its starting point the theme and process of tailoring.

Venue: Hub Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW
Website: https://hub-sleaford.org.uk/exhibitions/62-group-tailored
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 07 Sep 2024

Mary Farmer: A Life in Tapestry

From the late 1960s to the 1990s Mary Farmer was at the forefront of radical textile art. The ten tapestries in this exhibition provide a rare opportunity to explore her work .

Director’s Tours:
• Friday, May 24, 12:30 -13:30

• Thursday, May 30, 13.00 – 14:00

Venue: Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS
Website: https://www.csc.uca.ac.uk/programme/4/4/2024/mary-farmer-a-life-in-tapestry
Until 22 Sep 2024

Art without Heroes: Mingei

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

Venue: William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, London E17 4PP
Website: https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/
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 04 Jan 2025

Weaving a Foundation – Cornerstones of the Textile Arts Collection

An exhibition of 60 objects from the museum’s permanent collection and featuring textiles from indigenous traditions across the world, including regions of the American Southwest and Mexico; India and Pakistan; and the Indonesian islands of Bali, Java, and Sumatra.

Venue: Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
Website: https://www.denverartmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/weaving-foundation
Until 05 Jan 2025

Kimono: Kyoto To Catwalk

Showing the kimono as a dynamic, ever-evolving icon of fashion, the exhibition traces its evolution and influence from 17th century Japan to today’s cutting-edge couture and street fashion across the world.

Open daily, 10.00 – 17.00

Tickets: see website for details.

Venue: V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee DD1 4EZ
Website: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee
Until 12 Jan 2025

Designed to dry – Kitty van der Mijll Dekker and Vera Roggli

An exhibition that sheds light on Bauhaus-trained designer Kitty van der Mijll Dekker (1908-2004), an influential Dutch designer of interior and household textiles. Contemporary textile designer Vera Roggli, working in collaboration with weavers and other artisans, has created ‘portraits’ woven on industrial looms in response to this history.

Venue: Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Website: https://www.textielmuseum.nl/
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 01 Apr 2025

Virtual Exhibition International Weaving – BEES

The weaving group International Weaving presents its third virtual International Weaving Exhibition with the theme ‘BEES’, showing woven art by weavers from UK, France, and The Netherlands.
See www.weven.eu or www.artsteps.com/view/65a7e81b942aa4883d801ca6.
Contact: exhibition@weefnetwerk.nl.
Website: http://www.weven.eu
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

21 - 22 Jun 2024

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
29 Jun 2024

Weaving in a Day

A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own unique piece of work.

Tutor: Agnis Smallwood

Time: 10:00 – 16:00 pm

Cost: £85

Venue: Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5UJ
Website: https://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/calendar/category/courses-and-workshops/
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
01 Jul 2024

History of colour, with hands-on dye making

Discover colourful palettes of the past, with a focus on interior design. Learn about how our psychological and scientific understanding of colour has evolved. Try your hand at using historical dyes and some surprising ingredients.

Tutor: Francesca Herrick

Cost: £164

Times: 9.15- 17.00

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
05 - 06 Jul 2024

Weftival – Whitchurch Silk Mill

Silk Mill production tours, talks, workshops, and weaving and spinning demos from the Kennet Valley Guild, plus a showcase of handwoven work by Janet Phillips.

Tickets: £5 each for adults and children aged 5 – 16 years per day, under 5 yrs. are FREE.

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

Summer Tapestry Weaving

Come and celebrate the colours of Summer, creating a small woven tapestry inspired by the surroundings of the Mill.

Tutor: Anna Wetherell

Times: 10.00 – 16.00

Cost: £65 plus £5 for materials

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/
07 Jul 2024

Tapestry Weaving

Learn how to weave a tapestry landscape on a frame loom. All materials will be provided and youthe loom can be purchased at a cost of £5 cash.

Tutor: Victoria Haire

Times: 10.00 – 16.00

Cost: £50

Venue: Newtown Textile Museum, 5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL
Website: https://newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk/events/
08 - 09 Jul 2024

Charlotte Grierson- Supplementary Weaves

This workshop will cover the technicalities of putting on supplementary warps, what you should consider and plan for when designing a cloth.  Suitable for early stage weavers through to intermediate level.
Tutor: Charlotte Grierson
Times: 10am-4.30pm each day.
Cost: £280

Venue: Studio 306, Cockpit, 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Website: https://charlottegrierson.co.uk
08 - 09 Jul 2024

Charlotte Grierson- Lace & Gauze Weaves

This workshop aims to explore the range of structures and how to use them from simple to more complex patterns including include bead Leno and doup Leno.

Tutor: Charlotte Grierson
Times: 10am-4.30pm each day.
Cost: £280

Venue: Studio 306, Cockpit, 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Website: https://charlottegrierson.co.uk
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 https://thebraidsociety.wildapricot.org/Other-Events.

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
19 - 21 Jul 2024

Using natural dyes: a historical perspective

Explore several historical natural dye recipes by dyeing a variety of fibres, and discuss contemporary issues, such as foraging and responsible use of natural material.  This course will use selected historical recipes to dye samples in purple, black, blue, red and green. The recipes will reveal some of the history of natural dyes and their trade, and how availability of dyestuffs was affected by politics, exploration and scientific knowledge, as well as the demands of fashion.

Tutor: Isabella Whitworth

Cost: £331

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
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
24 - 25 Jul 2024

Charlotte Grierson- Lace & Gauze Weaves

This workshop aims to explore the range of structures and how to use them from simple to more complex patterns including include bead Leno and doup Leno.

Tutor: Charlotte Grierson
Times: 10am-4.30pm each day.
Cost: £280

Venue: Studio 306, Cockpit, 18-22 Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Website: https://charlottegrierson.co.uk
25 - 26 Jul 2024

Tapestry weaving – focus on blending and colour

This course aims to give you insight into how to blend and use colour to produce a range of effects used in woven tapestry. From a simple two-colour blending exercise, you will move on to create the effects of transparency and layering within the woven surface.

Tutor: Philip Sanderson

Cost: £250

Times: 11.00 – 17.00

Venue: West Dean College, Dilke House, 1 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/london
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
27 - 29 Jul 2024

Designing & Weaving Twills

An opportunity to explore simple warp and weft faced structures, building to more complicated fancy and broken twills. Suitable for beginners and intermediate level weavers.

Tutor: Sharon Kearley

Cost: £330

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

Mark-making in woven tapestry – textural techniques

Learn new skills and approaches to tapestry weaving, based on mark-making and form, using textural techniques and a wide range of materials to create bold structures and surfaces.  The connections between material, surface texture and structure will be the focus through the use of techniques such as soumak, ghiordes knots, wrapping and extruding threads.
You need to have prior experience of tapestry weaving and a good understanding of warping and weaving techniques .

Tutor: Rachel Johnston

Cost: £1,051

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
02 - 08 Aug 2024

Shibori techniques for textiles

Working with traditional techniques, create patterned fabrics and papers using stitching and binding. You will be taught: Shibori basics, Mokume, Guntai and Makiage, Itajime, Shin-Ire, Arashi and Hishaki-nui, before dyeing with traditional indigo and natural plant dyes (typically tansy and madder).

Tutor: Rob Jones

Cost: £954

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
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

Southern Wool Show

See website for futher information.

Venue: Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, RG14 7PN
Website: http://www.southernwoolshow.co.uk
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/
12 Sep 2024

Taste and try braiding

A taster workshop in braiding.

Tutor: Helen Leaf

Contact Helen for further details at https://www.helenleafdesigns.com/

Venue: Quaker Textile Museum, Kendal, Cumbria
Website: https://www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk/
13 - 14 Sep 2024

Ply-split braiding: the basics

An introduction to this textile tradition.

Tutor: Helen Leaf

Contact Helen for further details at https://www.helenleafdesigns.com/

Venue: Quaker Textile Museum, Kendal, Cumbria
Website: https://www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk/
13 - 14 Sep 2024

Unravel Autumn

The Unravel autumn yarn fair.

See website for details.

Venue: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
Website: https://farnhammaltings.com/events/unravel-autumn
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
13 - 15 Sep 2024

Tapestry weaving – the basics

Learn the process of woven tapestry. After warping up, learn basic principles using different yarns, blending and combining colour to create shapes and lines and using techniques to give texture such as wrapping, knotting and tufting.

Tutor: Philip Sanderson

Cost: £309

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
12 - 15 Sep 2024

The American Kumihimo Society Gathering 2024

Four days of classes offering a variety of topics and techniques for all braiders whether beginners, intermediate or advanced, plus a range of other events.

Venue: St. Paul Airport Hilton, Minneapolis
Website: https://amksoc.org/gathering-2024/aks-gathering-2024/
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
26 - 27 Sep 2024

Become a Weaver

From winding a warp and dressing a loom to weaving cloth, this workshop will provide tips and techniques to ease the path into weaving for beginners or those with previous experience.

Tutor: Jan Beadle

Cost: £140 plus £5 for materials

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW
Website: http:///www.farfieldmill.org/
26 - 28 Sep 2024

Woven Tapestry: Pulled Warps

A workshop introducing curved forms created by pulled warps such that the tapestry can be manipulated into a shape once off the loom.

Tutor: Louise Martin

Cost: Residential: £295, non-residential: £215

Note:  The course begins at 18.30 on the 26th, and finishes at 13.30  on the 28th

Venue: Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH
Website: https://highamhall.com/course/woven-tapestry-pulled-warps/
28 - 29 Sep 2024

Masham Sheep Fair

See website for further information.

Venue: Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Website: http://www.mashamsheepfair.com
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
05 Oct 2024

3 Bags Full Wool Market

See website for futher information.

Venue: Liskeard Public Hall, 3-5 West St, Liskeard PL14 6BW
Website: http://www.3bagsfull.org/
12 Oct 2024

West Wales Wool Show

An event organised by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers to support local wool producers and small craft businesses.

Venue: Queen’s Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS
Website: http://westwaleswoolshow.weebly.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
13 - 17 Oct 2024

Woven tapestry – beyond convention

Extend your tapestry technique in search of new and dynamic expression. What happens if warps are not all of the same material, weight or spacing, if they are grouped, added to, pulled and exposed? Working quickly, freely and directly onto the loom, we will seek to question and to explore.

Tutor: Louise Martin

Cost: £594

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
18 - 20 Oct 2024

The Glasgow School of Yarn

Glasgow’s yarn fair. See website for details.

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
12 - 20 Oct 2024

Texture & Structure – the interplay of structure and yarn

A four day intermediate workshop (12/13 and 19/20 Oct.) exploring the interplay of yarns – their reaction and interaction with one other and their behaviour when combined with certain weave structures.

Tutor: Sharon Kearley

Cost: £430

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, 8 Coombe Park, Ashprington, Totnes TQ9 7DY
Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org
21 - 23 Oct 2024

29th Annual Weaving History Conference

To celebrate, promote and share academic research and other information on all fibre arts.

Check website for further information.

Website: https://tiartscenter.org/weaving-history-conference/
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/
31 Oct 2024

Clasped Weft Weaving

In this workshop learn how to combine twill patterns on a 4-shaft table loom with clasped weft technique. Suitable for absolute beginners but also weavers wanting to develop their skills further.

Tutor: Jan Beadle

Cost: £70 plus £5 for materials

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/
02 - 03 Nov 2024

Stitch Fest South West

See website for futher information.

Venue: Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Devon, TQ12 3AF
Website: https://www.stitchfest.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 9DU
Website: http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com
08 - 10 Nov 2024

Yorkshire Yarn Festival

See website for further details.

Venue: Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB
Website: https://www.yorkshireyarnfest.com
21 - 22 Nov 2024

Spinning for Purpose & Consistency

Suitable for experienced spinners who wish to learn to spin the most suitable yarn for their intended project; knitting, crochet, weaving etc, using appropriate fibre preparation and spinning techniques.

Tutor: Christina Chisholm

Cost: £250

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

An annual international conference that focuses on discussion of dyes and organic pigments used in the past.  The 43rd annual meeting will be hosted by the Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA
Website: https://www.dyesinhistoryandarchaeology.com/next-meeting.php
25 Nov 2024

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
25 - 28 Nov 2024

Fibre in woven tapestry – surface and texture

An opportunity to take a highly personal and experimental approach to surface and structure using textural techniques such as soumak and ghiordes knots, and working in a range of materials.

Tutor: Rachel Johnston

Cost: £526

Note: Course starts early evening on the first day.

Venue: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Website: https://www.westdean.ac.uk/short-courses/
24 Sep 2024 - 30 Nov 2024

TEN PLUS @ Nantwich – Art in Translation

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 16.00
Free admission
www.tenplustextiles.org
Venue: Nantwich Museum & Art Gallery, Pillory Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BQ
Website: https://www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk
14 - 15 Dec 2024

Christmas Wool Show

See website for further details.

Venue: National Conference Centre, Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0EJ
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/
19 Jan 2025

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

See website for details.

Website: https://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/
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/
09 Apr 2025 - 13 Jul 2025

Verve – Tapestry Touring International

Tapestry weavers from England and New Zealand come together in this fourth international touring exhibition of small format hand woven tapestries.

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