WOVEN Go & See: Innovation Special

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Smart underwear, virtual reality textiles, the ability to “feel” fabric from thousands of miles away… There are amazing things happening in the world of textiles in Kirklees and the surrounding area. Businesses and academics are working on some brilliant new textiles technologies. This event gives you a chance to hear about some of the most […]

Embroidery in Lockdown – Hayley Mills Styles

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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

WOVEN Go & See: Craft / Art Panel Discussion

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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 […]

Embroider Your Future – A Virtual Summer School

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Embroider Your Future is a free virtual summer school, perfect for school and college students interested in a career or further education in textiles or the arts. The summer school will be delivered by embroidery artist Elnaz Yazdani in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and the Embroiderers’ Guild. Embroidery plays a huge role in […]

Go & See: Dionne Swift

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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

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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.

Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective

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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 […]