Natural Drawing with Plants

An artist led activity using natural inks and handmade brushes to create painted flowers. Create images of flowers and plants using natural inks with artist and printer Clare Grace. An ideal activity for children and adults, this video takes you through the process of making brushes from found objects to painting skills to create your […]

Plant Hammering

An artist led activity creating natural prints using a hammer with flowers and leaves. Working with textile artist Kayleigh Davis to create prints of flowers onto fabric using hammers. An ideal activity for children and adults, this video guides you through the full process of how to make the prints. You can also download these […]

How to Knit – Needles

colourful knitted square close up

Step by step guide showing the basics of knitting including details about needles, yarn, and encouraging tips to get you started. Close-up shots of each stage of the knitting process with audio description aims to support beginners. Linked to the Big Rainbow Knit Challenge as we aim to generate 2,500 squares to Yarn Bomb Huddersfield […]

How to Knit – Fingers

close up of finger knitting sample

Gill Bond shows you how to create a piece of knitting using your fingers as a loom. A fun way to make squares for the rainbow knit challenge and to understand the prices of making stitches. Linked to the Big Rainbow Knit Challenge as we aim to generate 2,500 squares to Yarn Bomb Huddersfield Railway […]

Beadwork Embellishment Workshop

Closeup of beaded embroidery

This is a live online workshop with artist Elnaz Yazdani, for which there is a fee of £20. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE In this workshop Elnaz will guide you through a range of embellishment techniques using different types of beads and sequins. You will learn how to use them to follow designs, create texture, 3D […]

Fabric Manipulation Workshop

Close up of silver woven fabric

This is a live online workshop with artist Elnaz Yazdani, for which there is a fee of £15. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE Smocking is an embroidery technique used to manipulate and gather fabric. There are many different methods of smocking and it is often used to create fullness in fabric or add stretch around cuffs, […]

Goldwork Embroidery

Close up of gold embroidery, including flowers and threads

About this Event Goldwork embroidery is one of the oldest embroidery embellishment techniques there is. During this workshop you will be guided through a variety of beautiful and intricate Goldwork techniques using an array of different types of Goldwork threads to create your own unique piece of art. All the techniques you learn in the […]

Experimental Embroidery Workshop

Brightly coloured raised embroidery in orange, pink, lilac, blue and green

About this Event Join Leeds based textile artist and tutor Elnaz Yazdani online for an experimental embroidery workshop and find the beauty in using a wide range of alternative materials for embroidery. In this workshop, you will be guided through a variety of hand embroidery and embellishment techniques using a range of alternative, up-cycled materials […]

Hand Embroidery Workshop

Embroidery stitches on a stretched hoop

About this Event Join Leeds based embroidery artist and tutor Elnaz Yazdani online for an introduction to embroidery workshop. Perfect for those unable to attend a face-to-face workshop at the moment. You will be guided through a variety of beautiful hand embroidery techniques and stitches using an array of different threads to create your own […]

Mindfulness Exercises with Textiles

Naturally dyed fabric in blues with knitting needles

Allow Jane Howroyd to guide you through two mindfulness exercises exploring textiles in a different way, to see and discover things you maybe haven’t noticed before. Starting with a short mindful breathing exercise, Jane will then lead you into a mindfulness exercise that uses senses to consider textiles in a more focused way. You will […]