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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 by Isobel Denton of Abitmoreink around the Piazza Shopping Centre in Huddersfield to discover the story of natural dye, from seed to dyed fabric. […]

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 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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

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Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recurring

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, […]

Recurring

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, […]

Recurring

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, […]

Recurring

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

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 […]

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Further Than Beyond

Piazza Shopping Centre Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

Further Than Beyond

Piazza Shopping Centre Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Sculpting a Continent Installation

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

Andrew Warburton – Hand Tufting Workshops

Dewsbury Market PLace Market Place, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

Recurring

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 […]

INTERWOVEN Exhibition

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

INTERWOVEN celebrates the rich heritage of North Kirklees’ shoddy and mungo textile industry and its connections to present day environmental issues in the modern textile industry. The INTERWOVEN exhibition accompanies […]

Free

The Shoddy Factory Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

A friendly and creative workshop that celebrates the past, present and future of textiles in Dewsbury. Bring along your favourite fabric items – a piece of clothing, a tea towel, […]

Free

Family Folk Music Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

In this workshop, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner Maddie Morris invites families to explore folk and traditional music, and its instruments, as singers, listeners and performers. In this […]

Free

Modern Day Shoddy Talk

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

John Parkinson tells the story of his family shoddy business, from the 1970s to the present day. The UK’s woollen ‘circular economy’ began circa 1813. By the time (shoddy manufacturer) […]

Free

Crochet with T-shirt Yarn Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Got a t-shirt that’s past its best? We all have tees with a stain that won’t come out, or too many holes from the wash. But rather than throwing them […]

Free

Embroidery for Longer Lasting Clothes Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Explore traditional embroidery skills brought to Kirklees by people across the world, coming to work in the textile industry. Techniques will include Indian Kantha, brightly coloured Caribbean patterns, and Irish […]

Free

INTERWOVEN performance

Dewsbury Minster Vicarage Road, Dewsbury

INTERWOVEN celebrates, through music and performance, the rich heritage of North Kirklees’ shoddy and mungo textile industry and its connections to present day environmental issues in the modern textile industry. […]

Family DANCE:SOCIAL Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Join Nisha Lall and Lisa Heywood from the DANCE:SOCIAL collective for a family friendly dance and storytelling workshop. We will share traditional and modern dance moves from both the UK […]

Free

3D Textile Collage Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Inspired by the 'Lost Spells' Poems from Robert  Macfarlane and Illustrator Jackie Morris, Carnival Artist Marina Poppa will share stories and films about how they turn trash into treasure at […]

Free

Weaving Words Poetry Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Farah Jabeen guides you through writing your own piece of poetry inspired by the INTERWOVEN themes of textiles, recycling and re-use. So many of the words we use when we […]

Free

Gini’s Dorset Buttons Workshop

INTERWOVEN Pop Up Space 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury

Learn with Gini how to make a traditional Cartwheel Dorset Button. This 400 year old craft is the original way that buttons were sustainably made by hand, with natural materials. […]

Free

An Afternoon with Esme Young

University of Huddersfield Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Join Esme Young for an afternoon of a personal journey through the world of fashion as she talks about friends, fashion and Great British Sewing Bee! We welcome Esme on […]

£5

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