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 21 March 2021

Out of Synch

The latest textile art project by Coventry-based weaver Theo Wright exploring the synchronisation and sequencing of design elements.

Admission: Free

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

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

Until 26 March 2021

Beginners' Weaving Course


A 5 week course taking place on Fridays between 26 Feb and 26 March 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

Until 20 May 2021

Conversations: People, Places, Materials, Objects

An exhibition by members of the 62 Group of  Textile Artists.

 

Venue: St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BH

Website: http://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

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

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
Fee : Year 1 £975

 

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

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

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

06 - 07 March 2021

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison
Fee: £175

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

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

12 March - 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/

26 March - 26 June 2021

Tapestry goes Pop!

The Woven World of Archie Brennan.  A Dovecot exhibition co-curated with National Museums Scotland.

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

Website: http://dovecotstudios.com/

27 March 2021

Natural Dyeing Taster Workshop

Colour from plants using simple techniques you can repeat at home. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some dyeing experience.
Tutor: Debbie Tomkies
Fee: £50.00 plus £10 for materials
 

 

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

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

27 - 28 March 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

10 - 11 April 2021

Spring into Wool

Venue: The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8GS

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

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/

24 - 25 April 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

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

 

 

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

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

08 - 29 May 2021

Window on Weaving

Work expressing both of the diversity of the weavers and the vast potential of the techniques involved.

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

Website: http://www.thebritishtapestrygroup.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/

22 - 23 May 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

29 May 2021

Weaving in a Day: Cushion Cover

Spend a day learning to weave a cushion cover.        
Fee: £75

Venue: Twisting Gallery Studios, 83-85 Town Street, Farsley, 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/

12 - 26 June 2021

Our Traditional Crafts: Past, Present and Beyond

An exhibition of work by the Mid Essex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers to celebrate their 40th Anniversary Year.  Opening times 10am- 4pm (closed Sundays and Mondays).

Venue: Braintree District Museum, Manor Street, Braintree. Essex CM7 3 HW

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

25 - 26 June 2021

Woolfest

Venue: Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ

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

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/

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

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/

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/

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

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/

23 - 25 September 2021

VÄV2021

An international weaving fair with exhibitors, workshops and lectures.

Venue: Halmstad, Sweden

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

25 September - 03 October 2021

Shetland Wool Week

Dates tbc.

A  celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and of the rural farming community across the islands.

Website: http://www.shetlandwoolweek.com

18 - 24 October 2021

19th International Fungi & Fibre Symposium

Mushroom dyeing and fibre workshops, lectures and foraging field trips.

Venue: Port Townsend, WA, USA

Website: http://iffs2020.myshopify.com/

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/

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