Craft + activism = craftivism

Craftivist movement co-founder Sarah Corbett visits Huddersfield this weekend to share her own unique brand of activism. Clear your mind at this one hour workshop for a mindful crafting session at Cafe Ollo on Saturday 15 June 3-4pm and create your very own stitch-able changemaker to take home. On Saturday evening at Batley Library, Sarah […]

Special stand-up poetry performance celebrates Northern women

Kate Fox cartoon

Woven is delighted to welcome stand-up poet Kate Fox to Marsden Mechanics Hall on Friday 14 June – bringing you an adaptation of her hilarious and thought-provoking show originally commissioned by Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras explores the Northern women you’ve heard of (and the ones you haven’t) […]

Explore innovative textile production in a new series of short films, Ripping Yarns

This summer sees the release of 6 short films by Alistair Macdonald. Commissioned by WOVEN in Kirklees and produced by Creative Scene, Ripping Yarns explores the innovative businesses in Kirklees who are pioneering practices such as recycling unwanted clothes in order to generate electricity, using digital technology to push the boundaries of textile design and […]

Get smart with your social media

Hashtag Authentic book cover

Want to get more out of your social media platforms but don’t know how? Now is your chance to get top tips and insights from Sara Tasker – a social media influencer, writer and creative business consultant who credits Instagram with changing her life. If you’re a freelancer, artists or maker this session is for […]

Counting down to WOVEN…

Threads of Life book

We’re counting down to the start of the WOVEN in Kirklees festival! We’re  excited to bring you a packed programme of workshops, talks and events with a diverse series of guest speakers, makers and artists who’ll share their stories. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of textiles and find out about the history of sewing […]