Announcing WOVEN 2021

Hands with henna pattern knitting with t-shirt yarn

We are delighted to announce that WOVEN 2021 will take place from Saturday 5th to Sunday 27th June, with the following big weekend themes: 5th/6th: The Big Rainbow Knit – which you can get involved with now 12th/13th: Communities – showcasing a wide range of partnership projects throughout the festival, with a weekend focus on […]

Project Administrator Opportunity – Weaving Together Stories of Place

Students wearing their costumes

Weaving Together Stories of Place is a part of a national programme of Teachers Development, funded and managed by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. We are looking to recruit a Project Administrator to provide effective administrative support to the project steering group, as we develop and deliver a professional development and curriculum programme. The steering group includes […]

Woven in Practice Conference

What makes WOVEN unique as a place-based making initiative is in bringing together a range of practitioners and their practices to celebrate rich and diverse textile cultures, heritages and innovations. We are so excited to work alongside University Of Huddersfield University of Huddersfield School of Art Design & Architecture to bring you Woven In Practice […]

Join the WOVEN team as Festival Coordinator

We are looking for a Festival Coordinator for WOVEN celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees. The Festival Coordinator will support the curator, overseeing the day to day development and delivery of the festival in June 2021. This will be a fixed term contract to August 2021, with the option to extend the role into […]

WOVEN Careers Programme

Andrew Hewitt talking to visitors to Technical Textiles lab

Join the conversation to help shape an exciting Textile careers programme for young people in Kirklees. We want to inspire young people about the thriving textile industry in Kirklees and highlight the diverse careers that the industry now offers, including those in science, technology and engineering as well as art and design. We are holding […]

Social media development workshop for Kirklees textiles businesses

Bolts of fabric at Dugdale Bros & Co

This online workshop will take place on Wednesday 30th September from 4pm – 6pm Are you a textile business based in Kirklees and do you use social media? Do you think you use it in the best and most effective ways for your business or practice? Would you like to spend some time with a […]

Open Planning Meeting – Thurs 1 October

On Thursday 2 October from 6pm – 8pm we will be holding our next WOVEN 2021 Open Planning Meeting via Zoom. These meetings happen quarterly and are for anyone interested in planning for the WOVEN Festival 2021 (and ongoing activity). All welcome! You don’t have to have been to a meeting before. Please register your […]

Go and See – innovation special

Parik Goswami in the technical textiles lab.

There are amazing things happening in the world of textiles in Kirklees and the surrounding area. Businesses and academics are working on some brilliant new textiles technologies. This event will give you a chance to hear about some of the most exciting innovative ways that textiles are being used at the moment. Virtual reality technology […]

Open Planning Meeting – Thurs 2 July

On Thursday 2 July from 3pm – 5pm we will be holding our next WOVEN 2021 Open Planning Meeting via Zoom. These meetings happen quarterly and are for anyone interested in planning for the WOVEN Festival 2021 (and ongoing activity). All welcome! You don’t have to have been to a meeting before. Please register your […]

Where do you want us to Yarn Bomb?

Yarn bombed train in bright dazzle colours

Exciting news – at the next WOVEN Festival, we’re planning on doing some Yarn Bombing as part of our Big Rainbow Knit project and we need your help! We need your suggestions for what you would like to yarn bomb. Let your imagination run wild and picture things or places around Kirklees covered in wool. […]