WOVEN Go & See: Craft / Art Panel Discussion

A conversation about how the labels textile people use can make a difference. Artist? Crafter? Maker? Designer Maker? Artisan? What do we call ourselves and why? What is different about the “art world” and the “craft world”? Does it matter? What can we learn from each other? The panel: Nicola Perren Julia Batley Claire Barber […]

Mindfulness Exercises with Textiles

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 […]

Workshop: Turn an Old T-shirt Into a Bag For Life

Transform an unwanted T-shirt into a washable, reusable shopping bag with Upcycle Fashion’s Julia Roebuck. No sewing required, this bag uses fringing & knotting to secure the base rather than stitching. Follow this 15 minute make-a-long workshop to make your own shopping bag! You will need: 1 T-shirt A pen Tape measure or ruler The sharpest […]

Go & See: Dionne Swift

The second in WOVEN’s series of online ‘Go & See’ events. A chance to hear from Holmfirth-based artist Dionne Swift: “I’m a Textile Artist exploring drawing and mark making through my observations of the world around me,” says Dionne. “I use energetic free machine embroidery to realise many of my creative intentions – I enjoy […]

Go & See: Julia Roebuck

In WOVENS’s first online Go & See event, Julia Roebuck explains her passion for sustainable fashion. Julia is an artist from Kirklees and runs Upcycle Fashion. She talks about garment upcycling, repair, rewear, swapping, and how to work out if a fashion company uses sustainable practices. Followed by a Q&A hosted by Tom Bailey.

Embroidery Taster Workshop

Embroidery artist Elnaz Yazdani has made this short taster video for beginners to embroidery. The video contains 7 basic stitches to get you started with hand embroidery. If you would like to attend a longer live introduction to embroidery workshop please contact Elnaz via her website or social media platforms to sign up. What you […]

Interview with Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective

Sarah Corbett runs the global Craftivist Collective and in this interview she tells us about how she became interested in craft as a tool for activism, and how craftivism has changed laws and businesses, as well as hearts and minds. Find out how to become a craftivist yourself and become part of the network that […]

Woven Into Song

Woven Into Song is a collaborative performance by boliyan singers and choirs from Kirklees. It tells the stories of economic migrants from the industrial revolution to the present day. Hardeep Sahota and Mandeep Samra researched women’s stories of migrating from South Asian countries to work in the Kirklees textile industry during the 1950s and 1960s. […]