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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 When the crisis hit, we responded by sewing, stitching, and making. From our communities we have seen embroidery, home furnishings, textile art and PPE, as […]

Growing Colour Together Window Trail

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Follow the trail of window displays by Isobel Denton of Abitmoreink around the Piazza Shopping Centre in Huddersfield to discover the story of natural dye, from seed to dyed fabric. Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th June, pick up a children’s activity book from Maker World, in the Piazza Shopping Centre and get […]

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: Charity Shop Challenge. By taking part in Charity Shop Challenge, the students have learned about the damaging impacts on people and the planet, caused by […]

The Big Rainbow Knit Installation

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

An impressive installation made from thousands of rainbow coloured squares that cover the historic pillars in front of Huddersfield train station. Knitted by volunteers locally, nationally and internationally!

HUG Installation – Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton Cleckheaton Town Centre

Artists Adrian & Annabel will be embracing Kirklees in a visual hug, weaving the words of local residents into fences across the district. Using words from local residents, and fabric off-cuts donated by local businesses Fabworks and Skopos, town centre fencing will become a visual embrace displaying the thoughts of local people. Would you like […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Andrew Warburton uses textiles to raise awareness about the increase of iceberg calving in Antarctica as a result of climate change. The textile installation is intended to raise awareness about climate change and hopefully inspire people to make changes to lessen our impact on the environment. Andrew’s commission in partnership with WOVEN will be located […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

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 the heart of social change in the UK. From campaigns for women to have the vote, to fairer conditions for workers, to the experience of […]

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 […]

HUG Installation – Heckmondwike

Algenon Firth Park Heckmondwike

Artists Adrian & Annabel will be embracing Kirklees in a visual hug, weaving the words of local residents into fences across the district. Using words from local residents, and fabric off-cuts donated by local businesses Fabworks and Skopos, town centre fencing will become a visual embrace displaying the thoughts of local people. Would you like […]

One World Craft Banner

Holmfirth Indoor Market 42-50 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

“When the skies grow dark a poet stitches stars across the night to guide the way”  This quote was Lemn Sissay's contribution to a Huddersfield Literature Festival project 'The Creative Mind' in 2020, for which six authors and poets were asked for their thoughts on creativity and mental wellbeing. Huddersfield Literature Festival and WOVEN in […]

WOVEN Together Community Quilt

Holmfirth Indoor Market 42-50 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth

WOVEN Together is a community quilt project led by textile artist Dionne Swift. This project is about collaboration.  Historically, quilts have always been masterpieces of community collaboration: often created by a whole village as a wedding gift for a young couple or as a celebration to welcome home lonely travellers.  The images portrayed within the […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Andrew Warburton uses textiles to raise awareness about the increase of iceberg calving in Antarctica as a result of climate change. The textile installation is intended to raise awareness about climate change and hopefully inspire people to make changes to lessen our impact on the environment. Andrew’s commission in partnership with WOVEN will be located […]

HUG Outdoor Weaving Workshops – Heckmondwike

Algenon Firth Park Heckmondwike

Join artists Adrian & Annabel in creating your own woven textile artworks across Algernon Firth Park in Heckmondwike! 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 […]

I N T E R W O V E N

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

Fabric Customisation with Matty Bovan

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Participants (14-18 year olds) will use a variety of materials to customise a base fabric by adding colour and texture, showcasing how easy it is to customise and apply a DIY hands-on approach to textiles. The resulting customised fabrics will then be used by Matty Bovan Studio to create garments and sets for the Matty […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

Fabric Customisation with Matty Bovan

Maker World Piazza Shopping Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield

Participants (14-18 year olds) will use a variety of materials to customise a base fabric by adding colour and texture, showcasing how easy it is to customise and apply a DIY hands-on approach to textiles. The resulting customised fabrics will then be used by Matty Bovan Studio to create garments and sets for the Matty […]

I N T E R W O V E N

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

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

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

I N T E R W O V E N

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

I N T E R W O V E N

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

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

No 1 High Street (formerly Currency Exchange) 1 High Street, 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. This visual and sound installation will be displayed in a shop window at No 1 High Street (formerly the […]

Textiles as Art – Online Panel Discussion

Online

Find out how two very different contemporary artists, Sam Meech and Seiko Kinoshita, 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 area's textiles history. Sam Meech is an artist, educator and videosmith from Huddersfield. “I refer to […]

HUG Installation & Demonstrations – Dewsbury

Crow's Nest Park Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Artists Adrian & Annabel will be embracing Kirklees in a visual hug, weaving the words of local residents into fences across the district. Using words from local residents, and fabric off-cuts donated by local businesses Fabworks and Skopos, town centre fencing will become a visual embrace displaying the thoughts of local people. Would you like […]

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 […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Andrew Warburton uses textiles to raise awareness about the increase of iceberg calving in Antarctica as a result of climate change. The textile installation is intended to raise awareness about climate change and hopefully inspire people to make changes to lessen our impact on the environment. Andrew’s commission in partnership with WOVEN will be located […]

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, […]

Textile Innovation from The Space Shed

Greenhead Park Trinity Street, 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 […]

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 […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini Oramics from hcmf//

Online

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) will be presenting a video demonstration of the ‘Mini Oramics’ machine built by Dr. Tom Richards. Through his PhD, Richards built this music-making machine, basing its construction on paperwork found in the Daphne Oram archive at Goldsmiths University. In the video, Richards explains how the machine can read hand drawn […]

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! […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Andrew Warburton uses textiles to raise awareness about the increase of iceberg calving in Antarctica as a result of climate change. The textile installation is intended to raise awareness about climate change and hopefully inspire people to make changes to lessen our impact on the environment. Andrew’s commission in partnership with WOVEN will be located […]

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 […]

Growing Colour Together

Tolson Memorial Gardens & Ravensknowle Park Wakefield Road, 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 Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park over the final weekend of the festival to learn about growing, foraging and harvesting plants that make natural dyes, about […]

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury

Have a go at hand tufting with artist Andrew Warburton. The workshops are open to people of all ages and will take place every Saturday of June in the Arcade Shop in Market Place, Dewsbury. Each session will last around 10 minutes and must be pre-booked online. BOOK HERE - Children taking part should be […]

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 […]

Growing Colour Together

Tolson Memorial Gardens & Ravensknowle Park Wakefield Road, 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 Tolson Museum and Ravensknowle Park over the final weekend of the festival to learn about growing, foraging and harvesting plants that make natural dyes, about […]

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