Fairfield Mill – Thread Running Through Exhibition: from 8th May 2020

Textilia 3 is a well-established group of 16 contemporary textile artists, based in the North of England. They are drawing on their rich history to create a series of exhibitions in 2019/20, exploring the thread that runs through our stories, landscapes and work, creating a body of work that weaves together mill workers and owners, beauty created and price paid, the heritage we live and take forward.

The artists in Textilia 3 use many diverse techniques, including hand and machine stitch, felt, appliqué, mixed media and painting, ceramics, dyeing and resists, print and manipulated fabrics and fibres. Abstract, figurative and decorative pieces, wall art, 3D and wearable art are all included as well as a wide range of smaller textile items and cards. More info …

Weaving & Other Short Courses at Higham Hall – Various Dates 2020

Higham Hall is hosting four weaving workshops in May with more in June and beyond. Other courses include embroidery, uphosltery and lace-making. Have a look at their online calendar to see the different residential and non-residential options – http://highamhall.com/courses/category/crafts/list/

Tapestry Weaving Experience Days: Various dates 2020

This tapestry weaving experience day at Dovecot Studios, the only operating tapestry studio in Scotland, is a rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving in our stunning studio, which is normally reserved for Dovecot weavers.

Aimed at absolute beginners, the workshop will introduce traditional materials of a cotton warp and wool weft, as well as the basic skills involved in creating a woven tapestry. Experimenting with a range of techniques, you will receive expert tuition from professional weaver Fiona Hutchison, and at the end of the day you are invited to sit back and admire your tapestry with a glass of fizz. Tickets £120 (+ booking fee).