WOVEN 2019 Future Fashion Show

Students wearing their costumes

The Schools Future Fashion Challenge showcased the creative talents of teachers and students across Kirklees. They tapped into the globally recognised centre of textile innovation that is Kirklees, offering students the opportunity to use their imaginations, look into the future and show us what tomorrow’s fashion will look and feel like, and what it could […]

The Recyclers

Member of staff from English Textiles Recycling

A very short film about English Textiles Recycling in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, a company set up to recycle synthetic yarns and fabrics. Created by Curlew Films for Woven in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

The Charity

Member of staff from Oxfam Wastesaver.

A very short film about the Oxfam Wastesaver plant in Batley, West Yorkshire, which recycles thousands of tons of clothes each year. Created by Curlew Films for Woven in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

The Machine Makers

Member of staff from Roaches. White short, grey hair and beard.

A very short film about Roaches International in Birstall, West Yorkshire, which makes fabric testing machinery for the textile industry. Created by Curlew Films for Woven in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

The Rug Designer

Andrew Warburton of Area Rugs

A look at Area Rugs and Carpets, hand tufted rug designers and manufacturers in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Created by Curlew Films for Woven in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

The Crafters

Jenny from Creative Craft Centre

A very short film about the Creative Craft Centre in Dewsbury, one of the area’s few remaining wool shops. Created by Curlew Films for Woven in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

The Yarn Spinners

woman with dark hair and red cardigan who is member fo staff at the mill

A look at the Brierley Brothers Woollen Yarn Spinning Mill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Created by Curlew Films for WOVEN in 2019 and commissioned by Creative Scene.

Embroidery in Lockdown – Hayley Mills Styles

Join artist Hayley Mills-Styles in her studio as she shares inspiration and techniques used to create her textile drawings and objects. Find out how Hayley’s practice has changed over the last few months during lockdown. For more information on Hayley’s artistry, go to her social media pages: Instagram: @hmillsstyles Twitter: @HMillsStyles Facebook: @hmillsstyles

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 2019: 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. […]