8th - 16th June 2019
A celebration of innovation
in textiles across Kirklees

8th - 16th June 2019
A celebration of innovation
in textiles across Kirklees

8th - 16th June 2019
A celebration of innovation
in textiles across Kirklees

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Temporary Contemporary

June 8 - June 16
Queensgate Market, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

The Temporary Contemporary mission is to examine and expand visual culture and its creative ecologies across the community of Huddersfield. The research project is housed inside Queensgate Indoor Market in partnership with Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. Temporary Contemporary runs a programme of exhibitions, late night happenings, workshop events and showcases of arts, visual and music cultures. Temporary Contemporary fosters a mixed ecology of cultures within this environment through collaboration.…

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Hypervelocity – Dewsbury

June 8
Brigantia, Dewsbury, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DJ United Kingdom

Back by popular demand, a set of 100 flags designed by community groups and produced by artist Wendy Meadley and originally commissioned by Kirklees Council for the Yorkshire Leg of the 2014 Grand Depart. The designs created in workshops led by Tess Hills & Helen Davies and the particpating groups were: Cowersley Community Out of School Club Friend to Friend, Holmfirth Gomersal Primary School Meltham CE Primary School Greenhead Park open workshop The flags were then cut & sewn by…

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Threads II – Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

June 8 - June 16
Batley, Batley, United Kingdom

Batley Schools perform the history of Batley’s Textiles industry through music, electronics and dance. Threads II is a re-imagining of a project that took place last year in partnership with hcmf// (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) and Leeds-based organisation UK SAA-UK (South Asian Arts UK). We worked with students from Batley Grammar, who performed an artistic response to the history of Batley’s textiles industry in Huddersfield at hcmf// 2018. This year, we will deliver a larger performance piece for WOVEN, especially…

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Woollen Woods and Yarn Bomb Trail by Denby Dale Craft Group

June 8 - June 16
East Hill Woods, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 8QE United Kingdom

Every year, Denby Dale Craft Group decorate East Hill Woods (next to the footpath) just down from the station and invite people to walk through the woods. This year, local Brownie groups will be helping decorate the woods. This year they will also be yarn bombing the High Street as part of The Big Knit. This will be bunting made by several villagers from fabric or yarn. They will also be doing a wrapping in the High Street and displaying…

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Hunt the Bunting in Flockton

June 8 - June 16
Flockton, Flockton West Yorkshire WF4 United Kingdom

Flockton WI and Craft Group are small group of Women's' Institute members who share a love of crafting and have just begun meeting once a month to share skills and ideas. The craft group meets on the third Monday of the month and is open to members of the Flockton WI. Hunt the Bunting Visit Flockton village from Saturday 8 June and throughout the festival as it will be decorated with textile bunting.  

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Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection members only tours

June 8
Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection, Britannia Mill, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HE United Kingdom

The KCG is a national organisation which aims to educate, innovate and preserve the crafts of hand and machine knitting and crochet. The KCG is a member organisation with members around the UK, and about 30 local branches, including one in Huddersfield. The KCG was founded in 1978 and the collection started in 1991. The KCG collection is now housed in Britannia Mill Slaithwaite, having moved there in February 2019. It comprises several thousand items of textiles, publications, tools, and…

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Unravel

June 8 - June 16
Unravel Crafts, 355 Wakefield Road
Denby Dale, West Yorkshire HD8 8RP United Kingdom

Unravel Crafts is a haberdashery shop in Denby Dale selling wool, haberdashery, fabric and textiles from India and Nepal with workshops held regularly. Unravel Crafts is open all year round, Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5pm As part of the WOVEN festival, Mary from Unravel will be creating an outdoor installation in the centre of Denby Dale on the A636 Wakefield Road. ‘They Made It At Home’ will showcase home hobby crafting and hopes to include the kind of things…

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InterWOVEN

June 8 - June 16
Packhorse Centre, Packhorse Walk, King St
Huddersfield, HD1 2RT United Kingdom

Hillstone Fibre Arts are pleased to present an exhibition of textile art. We are a group of fourteen local textile and mixed media artists living in and around Kirklees.  Our aims are to offer support and development for each member’s creative practice in an inclusive environment.  Members have different specialisms within the field and work with a wide variety of materials and processes.  We have held exhibitions at the National Coal Mining Museum and regional shows and are pleased to…

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Tiny Textiles: 100 Acts of Kindness

June 8 - June 16
Denby Dale Parish Council Building, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Hillstone Fibre Arts are delighted to gift ‘100 Tiny Textiles’ as part of the acts of kindness movement. We are a group of fourteen local textile and mixed media artists living in and around Kirklees.  Our aims are to offer support and development for each member’s creative practice in an inclusive environment.  Members have different specialisms within the field and work with a wide variety of materials and processes but we all love working with textiles.  Some are felt artists…

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Unravel – They Made It At Home Installation

June 8 - June 16
Denby Dale, HD8 8RT United Kingdom

As part of the WOVEN festival, Mary from Unravel will be creating an outdoor installation in the centre of Denby Dale on the A636 Wakefield Road. ‘They Made It At Home’ will showcase home hobby crafting and hopes to include the kind of things that women have made at home over the past 100 years. Unravel Crafts is a haberdashery shop in Denby Dale selling wool, haberdashery, fabric and textiles from India and Nepal with workshops held regularly. Unravel Crafts…

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Self Guided Walks

June 8 - June 16
Huddersfield, United Kingdom

One of the reasons the textile industry took off in Kirklees was the glorious landscape. If you’d like to explore it more, we’ve given you links to some maps and walking directions from some of the towns and villages where WOVEN is holding events. Slaithwaite – Made Beautifully Here and Wild about Wool  Exploring old Slaithwaite – 2 miles, around the village Slaithwaite to Merrydale – 2 ½ miles, countryside Slaithwaite to Linthwaite circular – 4 ½ miles, countryside, canal…

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Makers Market – Slaithwaite

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Upper Mills, Slaithwaite, Upper Mills, Canal Side
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HA United Kingdom

Made Beautifully Here present a luxury Makers Market for WOVEN that will showcase how Kirklees is home to some of the finest makers in the country, whose wares are often only available online. This is an opportunity to feel the quality of the cloth, try the fit and meet the people who make these high quality goods in one fabulous market place. There's a fantastic line-up of companies including Joshua Ellis, McNair Shirts, Olicana Textiles, Antich Fine English Tailors, Hunt & Holditch,…

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Coffee and Cloth – Colne Valley Museum

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4PY United Kingdom

Enjoy a coffee and home made cake and grab a bargain! We have lots of fents and fabrics for sale, some of which have been woven in the Huddersfield area. Colne Valley Museum is housed in a row of weaver’s cottages built in the 1840s, and depicts the life of a handloom weaver in Victorian times. Volunteers will be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as other traditional crafts. We make items such as handbags, purses and cushion covers from…

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Silk Flower Workshop at Radiant Works

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Radiant Works, Back Union Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6AL United Kingdom
£75

Radiant Works is an Artists Studios space in Huddersfield, located over two floors in a former textiles mill, with ten artists' studios including millinery and tailoring, textiles and sculpture, jewellery and painting. Take part in a creative workshop at The Millinery Studio at Radiant Works on Saturday 8 June and explore silk flower making techniques using French flower tools and more. £75 per person To book, email info@themillinerystudio.com or visit www.themillinerystudio.com

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The African Fabric Shop Open Day

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The African Fabric Shop, 33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW United Kingdom

The African Fabric Shop is a specialist fair trade dealer in African textiles, beads and baskets. Magie Relph and Bob Irwin have spent over 30 years researching, documenting, collecting and buying textiles from makers, markets and villages all over Africa. Visit us during WOVEN and discover the vivid colours and bold patterns of our unique fabrics: from hand-dyed indigos and batiks to mud cloth and woven Kente cloth. Plus recycled beads and fair trade Bolga baskets. TEXTILE TRAIL Open Day…

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Nicola Twynham Open Studio

June 8 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 3:00 pm
Byram Arcade, Westgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1ND United Kingdom

Nicola Twynham is an independent artist and arts worker with a focus on celebrating and building local communities with a particular interest in textile art and embroidery. Working from a studio space in the Byram Arcade, Huddersfield town centre, as a base for work and projects, Nicola previously co-created and managed, Huddersfield Summer Exhibition and the Weave: Huddersfield project. Nicola is always looking for new opportunities to co-create and work in partnership towards place-based culture. Drop in to the studio…

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Big Knit – Creative Craft Centre

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom

Come and join us at The Creative Craft Centre and help us create a waterways themed wool mural, it will include weaving, knitting and crocheting so something for everyone. We will also have our knit and natter group out and about crafting in the town centre. It doesn’t matter if you’re a crafting expert or a complete novice, everyone is welcome. This is a free event and suitable for all ages. Contact the Creative Craft Centre for more information on…

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The Big Knit hits Slaithwaite

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Slaithwaite, Slaithwaite
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Join the Wild About Wool knitting group as they knit in public in World Wide Knit in Public day and the woveninkirklees BIG KNIT day. See how many bollards we have yarn bombed ! See how many fish are swimming in our canal! For more information about Wild About Wool Click here

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Woven in a Day

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dewsbury Town Hall, Dewsbury Town Hall
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DG United Kingdom

Experience WOVEN in one day as we take over Dewsbury town centre with music, crafts, workshops and performances. And you can join in with the The Big Knit at the same time.

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Radiant Works Open Studios

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 9, 2019

Radiant Works, Back Union Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6AL United Kingdom

Radiant Works is an Artists Studios space in Huddersfield, located over two floors in a former textiles mill, with ten artists' studios including millinery and tailoring, textiles and sculpture, jewellery and painting. Drop in to the open studio event on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June and meet the makers at Radiant Works. Free, everyone welcome.

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Sharing Swatches at Temporary Contemporary

June 8 @ 11:00 am - June 13 @ 4:30 pm
Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Hosted by Parley at their new space Parlour, part of Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market, Sharing Swatches encourages a mass sharing of information about fashion and textiles. Drop by during the first week of the festival, share your knowledge, top tips, useful links and creative inspirations on a fabric swatch. Help us create a beautiful centrepiece that celebrates this years Woven Festival and informs others about heritage, craft, career development and industry.   You’re welcome to enjoy tea, cake and…

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Spinning with Plants – Colne Valley Museum

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4PY United Kingdom

Our volunteers demonstrate how to spin plant fibres, with examples of fabrics made from a variety of plants from Camira (in conjunction with our Flowers of the Field event). Colne Valley Museum is housed in a row of weaver’s cottages built in the 1840s, and depicts the life of a handloom weaver in Victorian times. Volunteers will be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as other traditional crafts. We make items such as handbags, purses and cushion covers from our…

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Threads of Life: Clare Hunter in conversation with Dr Claire Barber

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH United Kingdom
£5 – £7

Join textile artist, curator and author of Threads of Life Clare Hunter in conversation with Dr Claire Barber, Senior Lecturer in Textiles at University of Huddersfield as they discuss a history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. ‘Sewing is a way to mark our existence on cloth: patterning our…

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Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection Tours

June 9
Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection, Britannia Mill, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HE United Kingdom

The KCG is a national organisation which aims to educate, innovate and preserve the crafts of hand and machine knitting and crochet. The KCG is a member organisation with members around the UK, and about 30 local branches, including one in Huddersfield. The KCG was founded in 1978 and the collection started in 1991. The KCG collection is now housed in Britannia Mill Slaithwaite, having moved there in February 2019. It comprises several thousand items of textiles, publications, tools, and…

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Wild About Wool Yarn Market

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Watershed, 22 Bridge St
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 5JN United Kingdom

Wild about Wool is excited to be transforming the studio at The Watershed into another marketplace of wool for our 4th Pop-up Yarn Market on June 9th. The Watershed is a former weaving shed on Bridge Street, Slaithwaite that has been converted into a fabulous participatory arts base for people of all ages. Wild about Wool has brought together an exciting collective of exhibiting stallholders who will be offering a wide range of yarn, pattern designs, kits and accessories to…

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Hidden From Sight: exploring the role of the textiles in the landscape

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mount Road, Marsden, Mount Road, above Marsden Golf Club HD7 6HP United Kingdom

Come along to walk, make and sketch in the open air on the Pennine moors above Marsden. Our walk leader, who is a weaver and a researcher who works on textiles and landscape, will guide us on a walk of about three miles, stopping on the way to sketch, make and chat, sharing stories of textiles, the changing moorland landscape and hidden heroes of the textile world. The walk will be approximately a 3 mile loop starting from Mount Road…

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Radiant Works Open Studios

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until June 9, 2019

Radiant Works, Back Union Street
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6AL United Kingdom

Radiant Works is an Artists Studios space in Huddersfield, located over two floors in a former textiles mill, with ten artists' studios including millinery and tailoring, textiles and sculpture, jewellery and painting. Drop in to the open studio event on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June and meet the makers at Radiant Works. Free, everyone welcome.

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The Big Textiles Day at Tolson Museum

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Rd,
Moldgreen, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD5 8DJ United Kingdom

The Children's Art School has teamed up with Tolson Museum to offer a fun, hands-on day for the whole family on Sunday 9 June. Find out more about Huddersfield's rich textiles heritage and leave wearing your own creative textile experiments! The Children's Art School is a charitable organisation based in Holmfirth. They offer weekly art clubs to children from 2 - 16 yrs, deliver creative days for schools, offer CPD for teachers and work with local arts and community festivals…

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Spinning with Plants – Colne Valley Museum

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4PY United Kingdom

Our volunteers demonstrate how to spin plant fibres, with examples of fabrics made from a variety of plants from Camira (in conjunction with our Flowers of the Field event). Colne Valley Museum is housed in a row of weaver’s cottages built in the 1840s, and depicts the life of a handloom weaver in Victorian times. Volunteers will be demonstrating weaving and spinning as well as other traditional crafts. We make items such as handbags, purses and cushion covers from our…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Exhibition

June 10 - June 15
Denby Dale Parish Council Building, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Take a look at the Textile Exhibition at the Denby Dale Parish Council Building and find out more about textiles and the local textile heritage. Free, drop in. No need to book. Open from 10am - 5pm Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre will be open each day Monday-Friday from 2-4pm, with the loom working on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Also people can…

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Twig Loom Weaving Workshop – Creative Craft Centre

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£25

Join our tutor, Gini, to learn the basics of weaving using a frame made from twigs.  The frame will be already assembled and pre-strung ready for you to get going, so that by the end of the workshop you will a completed woollen picture ready the hang. The cost of this workshop is £25 and includes all materials and lunch in the Creative Cafe, contact the Creative Craft Centre to book on 01924 469500. The Creative Craft Centre is a…

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Embroiderers’ Guild – Open Stitching Day

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kirkheaton Parish Centre, Church Lane
Kirkheaton, HD5 0BH United Kingdom

Open Stitching Day: by the Huddersfield Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. Come and see the work being undertaken by the branch. Coffee and Cake. All welcome.

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – Spinning Demonstration

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Drop in to the library for a textile taster session, enjoy a coffee and a spinning demonstration. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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The African Fabric Shop Open Day

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The African Fabric Shop, 33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW United Kingdom

The African Fabric Shop is a specialist fair trade dealer in African textiles, beads and baskets. Magie Relph and Bob Irwin have spent over 30 years researching, documenting, collecting and buying textiles from makers, markets and villages all over Africa. Visit us during WOVEN and discover the vivid colours and bold patterns of our unique fabrics: from hand-dyed indigos and batiks to mud cloth and woven Kente cloth. Plus recycled beads and fair trade Bolga baskets. Love colour? Love texture?…

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Woven in Film at Temporary Contemporary

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - June 15 @ 4:00 pm
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Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Woven in Film showcases Ripping Yarns, a series short films exploring various aspects of the contemporary textile industry in North Kirklees. Some focus on different aspects of re-cycling, for long a Dewsbury speciality, with several surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing baffles. Others explore contemporary textile production e.g. making bespoke designer rugs. Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in…

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Fabric Flowers with Flockton WI & Craft Group

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St James Church, Barnsley Road
Flockton, West Yorkshire WF4 4DH United Kingdom

Flockton WI Craft Group are small group of Women's' Institute members who share a love of crafting and have just begun meeting once a month to share skills and ideas. The craft group meets on the third Monday of the month and is open to members of the Flockton WI. Join Flockton WI craft group for an open session on Monday 10 June from 7 – 9 pm in the community room at St James Church, Barnsley Road, Flockton. See…

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Flockton WI & Craft Group Open Session

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St James Church, Barnsley Road
Flockton, West Yorkshire WF4 4DH United Kingdom

Flockton WI and Craft Group are small group of Women's' Institute members who share a love of crafting and have just begun meeting once a month to share skills and ideas. The craft group meets on the third Monday of the month and is open to members of the Flockton WI. The WI craft group are also holding an open session on Monday 10 June, 7 – 9pm in the community room at St James Church. The theme will be…

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Future Wrapped in Fabric by Hoot

June 11
Northern Quarter, 28-30 Wood Street
Huddersfield, HD1 1DU United Kingdom

Hoot Creative Arts will be creating soundscapes inspired by the industry of textiles. The work will be produced by the two Digital Music groups ‘Tech-Know’ and ‘Art of Noise’, which are both weekly workshops for adults with concerns about their mental health. They will be using raw audio recordings of typical machinery found in textile mills, as well as synthesised sounds, and exploring various methods of manipulation, distortion and audio wizardry to forge a futuristic scene of the subject. The…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – weaving

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Drop in to the library for a textile taster session, enjoy a demonstration of locker hooking and peg loom weaving. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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Woven in Film at Temporary Contemporary

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Woven in Film showcases Ripping Yarns, a series short films exploring various aspects of the contemporary textile industry in North Kirklees. Some focus on different aspects of re-cycling, for long a Dewsbury speciality, with several surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing baffles. Others explore contemporary textile production e.g. making bespoke designer rugs. Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in…

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Guided Tours & Walks at Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre is situated at number 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe. It is a small privately owned museum in a one up, one down former weaver's cottage. The downstairs family living quarters have been maintained and furnished as a weaver's family home, as it would have been in 1900. Upstairs you'll find an authentic handloom in full working condition along with fascinating displays of artefacts linked to the rich textile heritage in the area. On Tuesday 11 June and…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – felt making

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Drop in to the library for a textile taster session and create felt in an ice cream carton. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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Craft Tuesdays at The Old Printworks

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Old Printworks, Moorlands View, Clayton West HD8 9QH United Kingdom
£5

We provide creative workshops in a large studio space, that was the weaving shed of Kayes Mill in Clayton West. Summer Sessions If you like making things, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced maker, Craft Tuesday is for you - only enthusiasm is required!. Craft Tuesday Summer Sessions take place on 4 June - 16 July, 7-9pm. Exchange thoughts, ideas, skills and get advice, encouragement and valuable experience in a creative atmosphere. Bring along any small portable…

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The Loft Space Open

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Loft Space, Britannia Mills, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, HD7 5EH United Kingdom

The Loft Space are an informal collective or textile artists and makers, based at Britannia Mills in Slaithwaite. Members are hand-weavers Ruth Gilbert and Janet Clark, weaver and rag-rugger Mary Lane, needle-felter Sonja Trbojevic and multi-media artist Fiona Weir. The Loft Space will be offering the following workshops during WOVEN. Wednesday 12th June  10:15-12:15 - Design your own t-shirt (with Fiona) 12:45 -2:45 - Needle felting (with Sonja) 3:15-5:15 - Rag rugging (with Mary) These workshops are free but places…

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Absolute Beginner’s Sewing Workshop – Creative Craft Centre

June 12 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£60

Inspired by the Sewing Bee, but don't know where to start, then this is the workshop for you. You will complete your sewing machine driving license and learn the basics needed to create your first project. Subjects covered include; Navigate your way around your machine Fill spools and thread your machine Use basic stitches to sew straight lines, turn corners and simple curves Troubleshoot your own tension problems Sew a simple cushion cover to take home with you The cost…

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Woven Tree Wall Hanging Workshop – Creative Craft Centre

June 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£25

Join tutor Gini and learn how to make beautiful woven wall hangings. During the 2 hour workshop, hosted by Gini's Boutique, you will learn the techniques to produce your own wall hanging to take away with you. The cost of the workshop is £25 and includes all materials required, tea or coffee and lunch in The Creative Cafe, contact the Creative Craft Centre to book on 01924 469500. The Creative Craft Centre is a family owned and run business in…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival – talk: Hats on Heads

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Enjoy a talk about the many different kinds of hats. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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Woven in Film at Temporary Contemporary

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on June 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Woven in Film showcases Ripping Yarns, a series short films exploring various aspects of the contemporary textile industry in North Kirklees. Some focus on different aspects of re-cycling, for long a Dewsbury speciality, with several surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing baffles. Others explore contemporary textile production e.g. making bespoke designer rugs. Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in…

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The Yorkshire Makery

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Yorkshire Makery (via the gallery), Britannia Mills, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HE United Kingdom

The Yorkshire Makery is a creative workspace, where you can learn a variety of textile crafts, buy some beautiful handmade items or stock up on materials for your own projects. The Makery is usually open most Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-4pm year round. For the festival the opening hours will be extended to include Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. Pop in anytime and get crafty with us! Learn to make a selection of decorative crafts, including…

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Ripping Yarns – Batley

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Oxfam Depot, Grange Road
Batley, WF17 6RA United Kingdom

Six short films by Alistair I Macdonald telling the stories behind some of our most innovative textile recycling businesses: turning old jeans into car interiors, creating yarn from nettles, and recycling 1,000’s of wedding dresses every year. The films will also include tales from artisans and crafters making beautiful bespoke products. Free event with car parking on site. Screenings will last 45 mins, booking information coming soon. Director: Alistair Macdonald 2019 Commissioned by: Woven In Kirklees festival, Produced by: Creative Scene…

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The African Fabric Shop Open Day

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The African Fabric Shop, 33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW United Kingdom

The African Fabric Shop is a specialist fair trade dealer in African textiles, beads and baskets. Magie Relph and Bob Irwin have spent over 30 years researching, documenting, collecting and buying textiles from makers, markets and villages all over Africa. Visit us during WOVEN and discover the vivid colours and bold patterns of our unique fabrics: from hand-dyed indigos and batiks to mud cloth and woven Kente cloth. Plus recycled beads and fair trade Bolga baskets. Love colour? Love texture?…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – knitting

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Join the library craft group for a demonstration of different kinds of knitting. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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Tree Time at Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park
Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 0AS United Kingdom

Take a glimpse behind the scenes of this Victorian mill owner’s house and a mindful walk. Enjoy a private viewing of textile artefacts from the archives with a museum curator, followed by a slow and meditative walk guided by artist and wellbeing expert Rachel Howfield Massey. Ancient Woodlands surround the park, with trees that have witnessed many decades of life passing by. Join Rachel in the woods to contemplate the passing of time, the seasons, the abundance of life and…

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Flockton WI & Craft Group Open Day

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St James Church, Barnsley Road
Flockton, West Yorkshire WF4 4DH United Kingdom

Flockton WI and Craft Group are small group of Women's' Institute members who share a love of crafting and have just begun meeting once a month to share skills and ideas. The craft group meets on the third Monday of the month and is open to members of the Flockton WI. Join Flockton WI and Craft Group on Thursday 13 June in the community room at St James Church, for an open day, 9am – 4pm. Church and WI members…

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Knit and Natter – Creative Craft Centre

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£1

Our regular weekly craft get together. Bring your own project, whether that's knitting, crocheting, cross stitch or anything else that takes your fancy. There is a £1 charge for this group, including free tea and coffee. Contact the Creative Craft Centre for more information on 01924 469500. The Creative Craft Centre is a family owned and run business in Dewsbury and stockists of King Cole, Scheepjes, Sirdar, James Brett, DMC and many other quality ranges.    

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – patchwork workshop

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Take part in a patchwork workshop and learn about American piecing and contemporary style. Followed by a free demonstration of hand quilting at 2.30pm. Please book a place on the workshop, details to follow.

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Camira Guided Tour

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Camira, Meltham Mills Road
Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 4FA United Kingdom

Camira are offering a guided tour of their mills in Meltham, where you can get to see behind the scenes at this award-winning UK textile innovator. Camira is independently owned, specialising in the design & manufacture of contract upholstery fabrics for commercial interiors and mass passenger transport. The company is based in the UK’s West Yorkshire textile heartland, with additional manufacturing in Lithuania and Nottingham, from where it extends global reach into some 80 countries worldwide via established offices, warehousing…

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The Loft Space Open

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Loft Space, Britannia Mills, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, HD7 5EH United Kingdom

The Loft Space are an informal collective or textile artists and makers, based at Britannia Mills in Slaithwaite. Members are hand-weavers Ruth Gilbert and Janet Clark, weaver and rag-rugger Mary Lane, needle-felter Sonja Trbojevic and multi-media artist Fiona Weir. The Loft Space will be offering the following workshops during WOVEN. Wednesday 12th June  10:15-12:15 - Design your own t-shirt (with Fiona) 12:45 -2:45 - Needle felting (with Sonja) 3:15-5:15 - Rag rugging (with Mary) These workshops are free but places…

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Wool Twig Loom Weaving Workshop – Creative Craft Centre

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£25

Learn the techniques needed to create your own unique wall hanging, including how to make stitches and tassels.  At the end of the workshop you will have a finished framed wall hanging. The cost of this workshop is £25 and includes all the materials you will need and tea, coffee and lunch in The Creative Cafe.  Contact the Creative Craft Centre to book on 01924 469500. The Creative Craft Centre is a family owned and run business in Dewsbury and…

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Woven in Film at Temporary Contemporary

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Woven in Film showcases Ripping Yarns, a series short films exploring various aspects of the contemporary textile industry in North Kirklees. Some focus on different aspects of re-cycling, for long a Dewsbury speciality, with several surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing baffles. Others explore contemporary textile production e.g. making bespoke designer rugs. Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in…

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Guided Tours & Walks at Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, 6 Queen Street
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre is situated at number 6 Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe. It is a small privately owned museum in a one up, one down former weaver's cottage. The downstairs family living quarters have been maintained and furnished as a weaver's family home, as it would have been in 1900. Upstairs you'll find an authentic handloom in full working condition along with fascinating displays of artefacts linked to the rich textile heritage in the area. On Tuesday 11 June and…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – hand quilting

June 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Drop in to the library for a demonstration of hand quilting. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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Hashtag Authentic: A social media masterclass with Sara Tasker

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom
£3 – £5

A social media masterclass with Sara Tasker, a social media influencer, writer and creative business consultant who credits Instagram with changing her life. To book click here. For T&Cs and bookings fees, click here. Hosted by Victoria McCorkell from Parley at their new space Parlour, part of Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market, freelancers, artists, makers and creatives can get top tips and insights about how to make the most of your social media platforms and have the opportunity to ask Sara…

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Ripping Yarns – Dewsbury

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brigantia, Dewsbury, 5th Floor, Empire House, Wakefield Road
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 8DJ United Kingdom

Six short films by Alistair I Macdonald telling the stories behind some of our most innovative textile recycling businesses: turning old jeans into car interiors, creating yarn from nettles, and recycling 1,000’s of wedding dresses every year. The films will also include tales from artisans and crafters making beautiful bespoke products. Free event. Screenings will last 45 mins, booking information coming soon. Director: Alistair Macdonald 2019 Commissioned by: Woven In Kirklees festival, Produced by: Creative Scene Ripping Yarns will also be…

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University of Huddersfield Costume Show

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom

A spectacular showcase of the work of graduates from the University of Huddersfield’s Costume with Textiles course, the Graduate Costume Show brings the characters of fiction, stage and screen to Huddersfield. To book, click here.

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University of Huddersfield Costume Show

June 13 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom

A spectacular showcase of the work of graduates from the University of Huddersfield’s Costume with Textiles course, the Graduate Costume Show brings the characters of fiction, stage and screen to Huddersfield. To book, click here.

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Hypervelocity – Huddersfield

June 14 - June 15
Huddersfield, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Back by popular demand, a set of 100 flags designed by community groups and produced by artist Wendy Meadley and originally commissioned by Kirklees Council for the Yorkshire Leg of the 2014 Grand Depart. The designs created in workshops led by Tess Hills & Helen Davies and the particpating groups were: Cowersley Community Out of School Club Friend to Friend, Holmfirth Gomersal Primary School Meltham CE Primary School Greenhead Park open workshop The flags were then cut & sewn by…

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Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

The Spectacular Showcase of Textile Innovation will shine a spotlight on the incredible scientific and creative innovation taking place in the textile industry today. Scientists, businesses and artists are continually exploring how to make the industry more sustainable and environmentally friendly and this is your opportunity to find out how they are doing it. On Friday we will focus on how this innovation has created a thriving industry in Kirklees and highlight the diverse careers that the industry now offers.…

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Makers Market – Huddersfield

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen St
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP United Kingdom

WOVEN Makers Market will take place across two venues in Huddersfield on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June. Join selected makers in the beautiful settings of the Lawrence Batley Theatre Courtyard and Byram Arcade. Find out what amazing crafts are being made in Kirklees, meet the people making them and pick up some unique items.

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Makers Market – Huddersfield

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Byram Arcade, Westgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1ND United Kingdom

WOVEN Makers Market will take place across two venues in Huddersfield on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June. Join selected makers in the beautiful settings of the Lawrence Batley Theatre Courtyard and Byram Arcade. Find out what amazing crafts are being made in Kirklees, meet the people making them and pick up some unique items.

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Weave: Huddersfield Creativity Lab!

June 14 @ 10:00 am - June 15 @ 3:00 pm
Byram Arcade, Westgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1ND United Kingdom

Nicola Twynham is an independent artist and arts worker with a focus on celebrating and building local communities with a particular interest in textile art and embroidery. Working from a studio space in the Byram Arcade, Huddersfield town centre, as a base for work and projects, Nicola previously co-created and managed, Huddersfield Summer Exhibition and the Weave: Huddersfield project. Nicola is always looking for new opportunities to co-create and work in partnership towards place-based culture. Weave: Huddersfield Creativity Lab! Free,…

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – rag rug workshop

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Take part in a rag rug workshop and create a prodded seat pad. Followed by a free demonstration of weaving with sticks and twigs at 2.30pm. Please book a place on the workshop, details to follow.

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The Loft Space Open

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Loft Space, Britannia Mills, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, HD7 5EH United Kingdom

The Loft Space are an informal collective or textile artists and makers, based at Britannia Mills in Slaithwaite. Members are hand-weavers Ruth Gilbert and Janet Clark, weaver and rag-rugger Mary Lane, needle-felter Sonja Trbojevic and multi-media artist Fiona Weir. The Loft Space will be offering the following workshops during WOVEN. Wednesday 12th June  10:15-12:15 - Design your own t-shirt (with Fiona) 12:45 -2:45 - Needle felting (with Sonja) 3:15-5:15 - Rag rugging (with Mary) These workshops are free but places…

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Wool Walk – Made in Huddersfield

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University of Huddersfield, Queensgate
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

A weird, wonderful and unbeWEAVEable scavenger hunt. Get your family or team of friends together to take on this woolly walk through Huddersfield! Pick up your trail map from the Spectacular Showcase at the University of Huddersfield and travel through town collecting clues which will unveil facts about Huddersfield textile history... and bring you closer to a special prize at the end! Suitable for all ages, including children and families. Pick up your map between 10-11.30 am Trail takes approximately…

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Woven Necklace Workshop – Creative Craft Centre

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Creative Craft Centre, Wesley Chambers, Union Street
Dewsbury, WF13 1AJ United Kingdom
£25

Join our weaving expert Gini, on this workshop where you will learn the techniques required to produce your own woven necklace. The cost of this workshop is £25 and includes all materials needed to make your necklace, tea, coffee and lunch in The Creative Cafe. Contact the Creative Craft Centre to book on 01924 469500. The Creative Craft Centre is a family owned and run business in Dewsbury and stockists of King Cole, Scheepjes, Sirdar, James Brett, DMC and many…

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The Fabric of Our Craft at Temporary Contemporary

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Hosted by Parley at their new space Parlour, part of Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market, practitioners working or studying in fashion and textiles are invited to a round-table discussion and creative mapping activity to reflect upon and share information and ideas around developing your practice in fashion and textiles. Morning sessions include a light brunch, or join us for coffee and cake during the afternoon slot. Sessions are underpinned by coaching practices and principles, facilitated by Victoria McCorkell and delivered…

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Woven in Film at Temporary Contemporary

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market, 1-6 Princess St
Huddersfield, HD1 2UJ United Kingdom

Woven in Film showcases Ripping Yarns, a series short films exploring various aspects of the contemporary textile industry in North Kirklees. Some focus on different aspects of re-cycling, for long a Dewsbury speciality, with several surprising contemporary twists e.g. turning old jeans into car sound-proofing baffles. Others explore contemporary textile production e.g. making bespoke designer rugs. Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in…

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The Yorkshire Makery

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

Yorkshire Makery (via the gallery), Britannia Mills, Britannia Road
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HE United Kingdom

The Yorkshire Makery is a creative workspace, where you can learn a variety of textile crafts, buy some beautiful handmade items or stock up on materials for your own projects. The Makery is usually open most Fridays and Saturdays, 11am-4pm year round. For the festival the opening hours will be extended to include Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. Pop in anytime and get crafty with us! Learn to make a selection of decorative crafts, including…

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Textile Careers Fair

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Textile Centre of Excellence, 5 Red Doles Ln
Huddersfield, HD2 1YE United Kingdom

The Careers Fair at the Textile Centre of Excellence will feature many of the fashion and textile companies from the local area who are actively recruiting young people to work and learn with their businesses. The fair will provide opportunities to hear about the exciting careers on offer from product design, through technical textile operations to digital marketing and many more.

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Skelmanthorpe Textile Tasters – weaving with sticks and twigs

June 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Skelmanthorpe Library, 24 Commercial Road
Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA United Kingdom

Visit Skelmanthorpe between the 10-15 June and enjoy the Skelmanthorpe Textile Festival with workshops, walks, tours and demonstrations. Drop in to the library for a demonstration of weaving with sticks and twigs. Free, drop in. No need to book.  

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WOVEN Launch Night

We would like to invite anyone involved in events at WOVEN to attend the festival launch night on Thursday 6 June, 5pm – 7pm, at the Magic