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Digital Exhibition: Stitched Resilience

Dewsbury

This exhibition tells inspiring stories about the stitches that held us together during Covid-19. Find the exhibition on display boards at Dewsbury town centre's outdoor gallery and online at www.stitchedresilience.com […]

Growing Colour Together Window Trail

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Follow the trail of window displays around the Piazza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield to discover the story of natural dye, from seed to dyed fabric. Pick up a children’s activity book […]

Charity Shop Challenge

Holmfirth Indoor Market 42-50 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

An exhibition of work in the upstairs windows at Holmfirth Indoor Market, created by Holmfirth High School’s Year 10 textile group as part of a three month sustainable fashion project: […]

The Big Rainbow Knit Installation

St George's Square St George's Square, Huddersfield

An impressive installation of 1000's of rainbow coloured squares on the historic pillars in front of Huddersfield train station knitted by volunteers locally, nationally and internationally!

Andrew Warburton Textile Installation

Dewsbury

Textile artist Andrew Warburton will showcase a temporary textiles installation exploring the theme of climate change through the art of hand tufting in Dewsbury Town Centre. Dates and times are TBC. Please check back for confirmation.

Online Sari Talks – Of Silk and Spun Dreams: Uthra Rajgopal

Online

For this edition of the WOVEN festival, Manasamitra weave a series of talks around the graceful and multi-dimensional garment - the SARI. Now gaining a revival among the second generation diaspora around the world, the SARI is a swirling 6 yards of material that can be draped in at least 85 different ways. Through these […]

Hidden History – Online Panel Discussion

Online

Hear untold stories about Kirklees textiles heritage at this free panel event. Featuring guest speakers and a Q&A. Over the years, people in the Kirklees textiles industry have been at […]

Batley t’Rainbow Yarn Installation

Batley Train Station Upper Station Road, Batley

Batley t’Rainbow is a colourful rainbow yarn bombing installation at Batley Station on the theme of trains, butterflies and flowers. It has been created in partnership with Friends of Batley Station, with the help of local community and schools. Guided by knitting designer Sandra Nesbitt, members of the public have covered stone pillars, bollards and […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

HUG Installation

Algenon Firth Park Heckmondwike

Join artists Adrian & Annabel in creating your own woven textile artworks across Algernon Firth Park! We're inviting you to create your own textile artworks on fences across the park as part of HUG. Adrian & Annabel will demonstrate techniques to weave your own words of encouragement and optimism. People of all ages are welcome […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

Uphill & Down Vale – Walk 1: Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite Train Station Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

This guided, creative ‘wandering’ will reveal the unsung hidden heroes of the textile world and engage your interest in the textile heritage and hidden potential of the rural and industrial landscape of the Colne Valley. Sound and motion of walking and weaving, steps, clog worn cobbles, mill workers footpaths, monolithic mills and weavers' cottages will […]

Uphill & Down Vale – Walk 1: Slaithwaite

Slaithwaite Train Station Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

This guided, creative ‘wandering’ will reveal the unsung hidden heroes of the textile world and engage your interest in the textile heritage and hidden potential of the rural and industrial landscape of the Colne Valley. Sound and motion of walking and weaving, steps, clog worn cobbles, mill workers footpaths, monolithic mills and weavers' cottages will […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

Online Sari Talks – Of Silk and Spun Dreams: Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy

Online

For this edition of the WOVEN festival, Manasamitra weave a series of talks around the graceful and multi-dimensional garment - the SARI. Now gaining a revival among the second generation diaspora around the world, the SARI is a swirling 6 yards of material that can be draped in at least 85 different ways. Through these […]

I N T E R W O V E N

Huddersfield

I N T E R W O V E N is a unique soundscape of the Kirklees area, both its mill heritage and its present – a mixture of machinery, work, storytelling, brass music and boliyan. Artists Hardeep Sahota, Mandeep Samra and Boff Whalley have created a weave of ideas, something at once both unusual […]

Textiles as Art – Online Panel Discussion

Online

Meet contemporary artists who use textiles in their artwork at this free panel event. Featuring guest speakers and a Q&A. Find out how three very different contemporary artists use textiles in very unusual ways. Encompassing digital textiles, projection design, knitted animation, traditional craft techniques and interactive artwork, these Yorkshire artists are all drawing on the […]

Uphill & Down Vale – Walk 2: Marsden

Mount Road, Marsden Mount Road, above Marsden Golf Club

Moors, mills, peat, clogs, grit, and water – explore the ingredients that built the textile excellence of Kirklees past and present in this hands-on guided walk. We’ll focus on your creativity and how you can respond to the environment with your own textile piece. This guided, creative ‘wandering’ will reveal the unsung hidden heroes of […]

Uphill & Down Vale – Walk 2: Marsden

Mount Road, Marsden Mount Road, above Marsden Golf Club

Moors, mills, peat, clogs, grit, and water – explore the ingredients that built the textile excellence of Kirklees past and present in this hands-on guided walk. We’ll focus on your creativity and how you can respond to the environment with your own textile piece. This guided, creative ‘wandering’ will reveal the unsung hidden heroes of […]

Our Biennale Finale

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

A weekend of exhibitions celebrating the creativity of the children and young people in Kirklees. Sculptures, music, sound walks, dance, artwork, films, and photographs will all be on display in the Biennale Finale. This collection of exhibitions is of the wonderful work the young people of Kirklees have created over this past year juggling school, […]

Further Than Beyond

Piazza Shopping Centre Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

An amazing installation created by over 700 Kirklees children and inspired by the work of international artist Joanna Vasconcelos, currently exhibiting at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This project has been a partnership between Woven, Our Biennale and The Children’s Art School. Look for the exhibition in one of the Temporary Contemporary spaces at the Piazza Shopping […]

Textile Innovation from The Space Shed

Huddersfield

DID YOU KNOW? Kirklees is home to some of the great innovations in textile science. Textiles influence almost every part of our lives from medical textiles to climate change, our landscape and leisure! We will showcase textile science and innovation with talks from the Space Shed, shining a light on all the incredible work happening […]

Our Biennale Finale

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

A weekend of exhibitions celebrating the creativity of the children and young people in Kirklees. Sculptures, music, sound walks, dance, artwork, films, and photographs will all be on display in the Biennale Finale. This collection of exhibitions is of the wonderful work the young people of Kirklees have created over this past year juggling school, […]

Further Than Beyond

Piazza Shopping Centre Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

An amazing installation created by over 700 Kirklees children and inspired by the work of international artist Joanna Vasconcelos, currently exhibiting at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This project has been a partnership between Woven, Our Biennale and The Children’s Art School. Look for the exhibition in one of the Temporary Contemporary spaces at the Piazza Shopping […]

Online Sari Talks – Of Silk and Spun Dreams: Rosey Woodhead

Online

For this edition of the WOVEN festival, Manasamitra weave a series of talks around the graceful and multi-dimensional garment - the SARI. Now gaining a revival among the second generation diaspora around the world, the SARI is a swirling 6 yards of material that can be draped in at least 85 different ways. Through these […]

Textiles in Unusual Places: Online Panel Discussion

Online

Find out about the fascinating and unusual places where textiles pop up in our everyday lives. This free panel event will feature guest speakers and a Q&A. Textiles get everywhere! They're not just the preserve of the fashion industry. In this online event you'll her about the unexpected industries where textiles are popping up. Find […]

Growing Colour Together

Tolson Memorial Gardens & Ravenscroft Park 401 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield

Growing Colour Together is a natural dyeing project that explores the techniques and processes involved in natural dyeing and how they can be applied to textile art and making. Visit Ravensknowle Park over the final weekend of the festival to find out more about how to make natural dyes, the kinds of suitable plants and […]

Big Rainbow Knit Weekend

St George's Square St George's Square, Huddersfield

Join us on St George's Square in Huddersfield for a weekend of knitting themed fun! Browse yarn stalls & displays, watch scaled-up craft demonstrations, and soak up the atmosphere with roaming theatrics and music. All with the backdrop of the spectacular Big Rainbow Knit yarn bombed pillars of Huddersfield Train Station, and look out for […]

Big Rainbow Knit Weekend

St George's Square St George's Square, Huddersfield

Join us on St George's Square in Huddersfield for a weekend of knitting themed fun! Browse yarn stalls & displays, watch scaled-up craft demonstrations, and soak up the atmosphere with roaming theatrics and music. All with the backdrop of the spectacular Big Rainbow Knit yarn bombed pillars of Huddersfield Train Station, and look out for […]