Our First YARN Young Ambassador is Announced

Meet Sophie Parkinson, Kirklees’ first Young Ambassador for Textiles! Sophie, from Linthwaite in Huddersfield, is aged 16 & a Year 12 student at Huddersfield New College. Yesterday, we went to visit her Textile Design A Level class at the kind invitation of her teacher, Vicky Close. Vicky told us of the many opportunities studying Textile […]

Teachers and Schools – We Need You!

The Schools Future Fashion Challenge will showcase the creative talents of teachers and students across Kirklees. We want to tap into the globally recognised centre of textile innovation that is Kirklees, offering school students the opportunity to use their imaginations, look into the future and show us what tomorrow’s fashion will look and feel like, […]

Become a WOVEN volunteer

We want WOVEN to represent the Kirklees district and to make sure that EVERYONE is connected to the festival, so we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers from across the district to be the face of WOVEN. We need volunteers to support the set up of events and activities, to be present at public facing events, […]

The Big Knit Needs You!

Whether you want to start something in your local library, village hall or your front room, we would love to hear from you. We are inviting people all over Kirklees to take part in Worldwide Knit in Public Day, Saturday 8 June, by joining in with activities run by people from their local community. The […]

Celebration to showcase Kirklees’ close-knit textile industry

Kirklees’ textile heritage is being put in the spotlight with the launch of WOVEN, a celebration of the district’s globally recognised industry from the past, present and future this summer. WOVEN, supported by the Creative Economy Team at Kirklees Council with festival curators HATCH, will bring together the local community for one week, from Saturday […]