Embroidery in Lockdown

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

The Nostalgia Project

Masters students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield collaborated as researchers and creatives to design and curate an interactive exhibition on the theme of ‘Huddersfield’s Heritage & Innovation in Textiles’. The exhibition was part of the Temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market. Designed and curated by Lauren Riley and […]

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.

Exploring Colour, Pattern and Embellishments

Embroidery artist Jessica Grady has created a 36 page PDF guide to processes of creating tactile and interesting sketchbook pages, material samples, using stitch effectively, and creating your own sequins and beads utilising recycled materials. The booklet is filled with colourful photos, techniques, tips and tricks to achieve exciting results. £15 per workbook. A downloadable […]

Textile Archive at West Yorkshire Archive Service

At West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees we collect and care for the unique documentary heritage of Kirklees and help members of the public access and enjoy these records. Our 30,000 boxes of archives cover 800 years of local history relating to the people, places, organisations and businesses of Kirklees. A key strength of our collections […]