The Journal for Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Diary

In view of the government advice to combat the coronavirus outbreak please check with the event website before visiting any of the exhibitions / events listed here.

Note: only regions that currently have live events appear in the drop-down menu.

Current Events

Until 23 April 2021

Sound Exchange

A collaborative project by contemporary Scottish makers presented by Distributed Capabilites, including weavers Cally Booker and Marie Melnyczuk that
can be viewed in the windows of Inspace Gallery, Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9AB.

Venue: Inspace Gallery, Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Website: http://www.auraltextiles.com/

Until 01 December 2021

Pushing the Limits

An on-line exhibition of 53 shaftweaving artworks selected from three continents, curated by Olivier Masson and Lala de Dios.

Website: http://oliviermasson.art/SWE/SWE.html

Until 31 December 2021

Introduction to Studio Practice: Tapestry Weaving

A 1 year part-time study programme, with the option of a 2nd year, in developing a professional art practice.
Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

Registration now open.
Fee : Year 1 £975

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

Until 31 December 2021

Orkney: Between Islands

A new online exhibition exploring the inspiration and legacy of arts, crafts and literature in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides with a special focus on textiles and straw-work.

Website: http://www.betweenislands.com

Until 31 December 2021

Textiles & Tea

Throughout 2022 the Handweavers Guild of America is hosting a live weekly conversation with some of the most respected fibre artists in the field today including time for questions from the audience. Every Tuesday at 4pm EST (9pm UK time). Registration required for these free events.

Website: https://weavespindye.org/textiles-and-tea/

Until 16 January 2022

Animals on damask: the stylized animal motif

Animals were a favourite motif for designers of damask table linen in the Art Nouveau period. Examples from the rich collection of the TextielMuseum plus contemporary table linen also featuring animal patterns, designed and made for the TextielMuseum.

Venue: Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

Website: http://www.textielmuseum.nl/en/

Future Events

18 April 2021

Interactive Weaves

Community workshops and exhibition led by artists from Hotwall Studios. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors and is suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users. The first workshop will focus on reused textiles and participants will be encouraged to bring old clothing or fabrics from home to contribute to the weave.

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

26 April - 30 August 2021

Tapestry goes Pop!

The Woven World of Archie Brennan. The first major exhibition of the Edinburgh-born tapestry maker now recognised as a 20th century pop artist.  A Dovecot exhibition co-curated with National Museums Scotland. 

Venue: Dovecot Gallery, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Website: http://dovecotstudios.com/

29 April - 27 May 2021

Beginners' Weaving Course

A 5 week course taking place on Fridays between April and May 2021.  For complete beginners or those who are keen to develop their weaving skills on a traditional loom.

Fee: £255 plus materials.

 

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, LS28 5UJ

Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk

08 - 09 May 2021

Buxton Woolgathering

Cancelled.

 

Venue: Buxton Pavilion Gardens, St. John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE

Website: http://buxtonwool.co.uk/

16 May 2021

Interactive Weaves

Community workshops and exhibition led by artists from Hotwall Studios. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors and is suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users.

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

17 - 29 May 2021

Window on Weaving

An exhibition organised by the British Tapestry Group SE, to which the BTG London Group have been invited to participate, of work expressing both of the diversity of the weavers and the vast potential of the techniques involved.

Open Monday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.

Venue: Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA

Website: http://www.thebritishtapestrygroup.co.uk

17 May - 17 August 2021

Making Nuno:Japanese textile innovation from Sudo Reiko

Admission free. Advance booking required.  Check website for closing date.

 

Venue: Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Website: http://www.japanhouselondon.uk

18 May - 15 August 2021

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom showcases some 150 examples of this treasured textile, originating from all around the world; from mittens to wall hangings and from extravagant 18th-century sun hats to stylish mourning dresses.

Venue: Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Website: http://www.ftmlondon.org/

18 May - 31 August 2021

Within the reach of all: The Century Guild

Exploring key figures within this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople and its influence on Art Nouveau and 20th-century design and publishing.

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Admission: Free (suggested donation £5). Please book in advance.

Venue: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

Website: http://www.wmgallery.org.uk

19 May - 20 June 2021

Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976 - London

Founded in Genoa in 1926, MITA (Manifattura Italiana Tappeti Artistici) was a celebrated Italian textile firm that collaborated with some of Italy’s most talented artists and designers.

Admission: £7.50.  Pre-booking required.

 

Venue: Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 39a Canonbury Square London N1 2AN

Website: http://www.estorickcollection.com/exhibitions/italian-threads-mita-textile-design-1926-1976

29 May 2021

Weaving in a Day: Cushion Cover

A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom. The looms will be set up and warped ahead of the workshop

Fee: £75.00

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ.

Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk

01 - 02 June 2021

Become a Weaver

Whether you know the basics or have never woven before Jan will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and weaving cloth.

Tutor: Jan Beadle

Fee: £115

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/

01 June 2021

Holiday Weave Workshops: Adults and Teenagers

For those who are undertaking their GCSE or A-levels in Art/Design/ Textiles or who simply have a passion for making and crafting. Adults will participate, working collaboratively with their teenager, but each will work on their own loom.

Tutor: Agnis Smallwood

Fee:£135.00 (adult + teen)

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ

Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk

05 June 2021

Weaving in a Day: Wall Hanging

Spend a day learning to weave a wall hanging.  A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own unique piece of work.

Fee: £85

 

 

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ

Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/arts/creative-courses-and-workshops

12 - 13 June 2021

Refresher Weaving Weekend

An intensive skills refresher course covering how to design and make a warp, dress the loom, select and input the pattern you wish to use into the dobby and weave a short project. Some initial weaving knowledge is assumed.

Fee: £195.00 (plus £10 materials).

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, Sunny Bank Mills, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, Leeds LS28 5UJ

Website: http://www.sunnybankmills.co.uk/arts/creative-courses-and-workshops

26 - 27 June 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

27 June 2021

Interactive Weaves

Community workshops and exhibition led by artists from Hotwall Studios. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors and is suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users.
 

 

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2F

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

29 June 2021

Herringbone Tweed

Weave a herringbone scarf. For beginners and those with a little more experience 

Tutor: Jan Beadle

Fee: £60

 

   

 

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/

03 - 25 July 2021

No Colour No Contrast

A new project from Coventry-based weaver Theo Wright, exploring the use of colour and contrast to produce layered designs using the moiré technique.

Open: Tues – Sun, 11am – 4pm

Venue: Blue Door Gallery, Unit 10, Kensington Court, Kensington Road, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6GG

Website: http://www.theowright.co.uk/nocolournocontrast

13 July 2021

Tartan Weaving

Will suit beginners and those with a little more experience who will understand how to design a unique fabric.

Tutor:Jan Beadle

Fee: £60

Venue: Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

Website: http://www.farfieldmill.org/whats-on/workshops/

18 July 2021

Interactive Weaves


Community workshops and exhibition led by artists from Hotwall Studios. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors and is suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users.
 

 

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk

24 - 25 July 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

31 July - 01 August 2021

Fibre East

Venue: Redborne Upper School & Community College, Flitwick Road, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU

Website: http://fibre-east.co.uk/

31 July - 26 September 2021

TEN PLUS @ BUXTON “Hidden Depths”

An exhibition of contemporary textile art by Ten Plus Textiles inspired by the social and natural history of Buxton and the surrounding area.
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays  12pm - 4pm
Disabled access
Free admission, but may need to book.

Venue: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DA

Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

15 - 22 August 2021

AGWSD Summer School

Summer School of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Venue: Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex

Website: http://www.wsd.org.uk/summer-school-2021

15 August 2021

Interactive Weaves

Community workshops and exhibition led by artists from Hotwall Studios. Interactive Weaves will take place outdoors and is suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users.

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

17 - 19 September 2021

Interactive Weaves

An exhibition to mark the end of a the Interactive Weaves project. Weaves made by artists and the community will be on display, celebrating creativity in Portsmouth and collaboration between the public and professional artists.

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

18 - 19 September 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

23 - 25 September 2021

VÄV2021

An international weaving fair with exhibitors, workshops and lectures.

Venue: Halmstad, Sweden

Website: http://vav2021.se/en/

01 October - 01 October 2022

Introduction to Studio Practice: Tapestry Weaving

Re-scheduled. A 1 year part-time study programme, with the option of a 2nd year, in developing a professional art practice.
Tutor: Fiona Hutchison
Fee : Year 1 £975

 

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

04 October - 13 November 2021

No Colour No Contrast

A new project from Coventry-based weaver Theo Wright, exploring the use of colour and contrast to produce layered designs using the moiré technique.

Open: Mon – Sat, 10am-6pm

 

Venue: Handweavers Studio & Gallery, 140 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7NS

Website: http://www.theowright.co.uk/nocolournocontrast

05 - 24 October 2021

Reflections on Nature: a Braider’s view

An exhibition by The Braid Society.
 

Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA

Website: http://www.natureinart.org.uk

23 October - 12 December 2021

The Cordis Prize

Shortlisted tapestries from this prestigious open submission competition will be exhibited, and the winner of the £8000 prize selected from the works on show.                          

Venue: Inverleith House Gallery, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Website: http://thetapestryprize.org/project/2021cordisprize/

24 - 25 October 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

13 November 2021

Textile Society annual conference

The Textile Society annual conference will be on the theme of ‘Tools’.

Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Website: http://www.textilesociety.org.uk/

13 November - 13 March 2022

Tapestry: Changing Concepts

An exhibition in partnership with STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped) of work by contemporary artists associated with the former tapestry department at Edinburgh College of Art. including: Jo Barker, Archie Brennan, Sara Brennan, Amanda Gizzi, Stephen Hunter, Fiona Hutchison, William Jefferies, Jo McDonald, Ann Naustdal, Matteo Rosa, Cristina Sobrino, Joanne Soroka and Lesley Stothers amongst others.

Admission: Free (pre-booking essential).

 

 

 

Venue: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Website: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

27 - 28 November 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.      

Tutor: James Donald    

Fee £195        

 

      

 

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

03 June - 20 August 2022

Fiberart International 2022

An internationally juried competition organized by the Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh, seeking innovative work rooted in traditional fibre materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fibre and other creative disciplines.

 

Venue: Pittsburgh, USA

Website: http://fiberartinternational.org/

14 - 20 August 2022

The Fifth International Conference on Braiding

The conference, taking place in Denmark, will highlight Nordic braid techniques such as tablet weaving, loop manipulation, rigid heddle/inkle, braiding, fingerweaving, sprang, lace, whipcording, tatting, nalbinding, lucet and straw braiding and their counterparts in the rest of the world.

 

Venue: Svendborg, Denmark

Website: http://thebraidsociety.wildapricot.org/page-1857786

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