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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Volunteer Call Out – Textile Timeline Research

WOVEN staff and volunteers kneeling with costumed hosts behind

Are you interested in textile heritage, do you want to find out more about why textiles are so important in the development of Kirklees? Do you wonder what has happened with textile innovation past and present.  WOVEN needs you!  We are looking for a team of volunteers to research Kirklees textile heritage, so that together […]

WOVEN during COVID-19: supporting our communities

Ball of t-shirt yarn being held by a hand

Unfortunately all WOVEN events planned to take place in 2020 have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. We had planned to support other festivals and events in Kirklees and to establish a programme of visits to working mills, research facilities and studios, along with short talks by those working in the textiles industry, artists […]

Tour Camira Fabrics and hear about other local textile projects.

A group tour the factory at Camira

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING SOME OF THE ACTIVITY ONLINE SO PLEASE STILL REGISTER BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED We are holding a series of Go & See events during 2020. The idea is to find out about fantastic textiles projects in Kirklees and meet interesting […]

Please give us your feedback

WOVEN banner close up

We would love to hear what you thought about the first WOVEN festival. Gathering your thoughts and ideas is really important to us and will help us to plan for the next festival in 2021 and make sure it is including and serving as many different communities as possible. Please fill in this evaluation form […]

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 […]