Drop In Space

Hire the project spaces at Sunny Bank Mills

We offer project, maker and printmaking spaces in our drop-in arts space in the Sunny Bank Mills studios.

For when the kitchen table isn’t big enough, you just need to get out of the house, or you want to be with and around other creative beings, we have project and maker spaces including textile printing and weaving facilities to hire from half a day or longer.

Perfect for:

  • Running workshops
  • Projects
  • Makers and artists who don’t have the space at home
  • New graduates looking to do continue/progress their practice but reluctant to take on the cost of a studio

The spaces

Spinning Mill Studios

  • Drop in project space. For workshops, painting and creative projects. Facilities include 3 x tables 3ft x 8ft (sitting); 1 table 4ft x 8ft (standing), sink.
  • Textile Area: Facilities include: 1 x cutting/workshop table (6ft 6” x 12ft), 1 x Ironing/Cutting Table, 1 x Brother industrial sewing machine, 1 x Brother Over locker, 1 x soft bed screen printing table (5ftx10ft), wash out trough, irons, hairdryers.
  • There are a number of screens/squeegees/ binder, pigment, printing inks and rollers and papers that can be hired/purchased.
  • Limited storage space
  • We also have a raku kiln which is outside Red Lane Mill. This can be hired on a individual basis or for workshops.
Spinning Mill Studios art equipment Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds.

The Old Woollen

A 4,000sqft industrial space that is still virtually untouched. Used by us for our art markets, there is a bar/cafe and seating area, electricity and a heater. Original stone flagged floor which is uneven in places making it unsuitable for social events in the evening.  Great for super big sculptural or art projects and large courses.

Busy art exhibition in The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills Leeds

Twisting Gallery Studios

  • Weaving Area. Facilities include 6 George Wood hand looms, warping trees, shuttles and bobbins.
  • There is also a drop in space with 2 tables 8ft x 4ft that can be hired out for workshops or short projects.
  • We have a selection of yarn for purchase too.
Twisting Gallery Studios Sunny Bank Mills

Booking and access details

  • General access to studios: 9 am – 5 pm: Tuesday – Saturday; 9am – 4pm – Sunday. Keys for Sunday hire need to be picked up from the Art Gallery on the Saturday before if access is required before 11 am.


  • All spaces and workshops must be booked through the Gallery. Either call in at the Gallery shop, phone us on 01134267368 or email arts@sunnybankmills.co.uk.

  • There are no membership fees; you simply pay for the time you use.

    Our maker spaces are also available to hire for artists/makers running workshops and courses.

    We offer discounts to students and graduates up to two years post-qualification.

    To visit first/pop in for a look contact us at arts@sunnybankmills.co.uk


    All prices include vat  TEXTILE SCREEN PRINTING   TEXTILE DROP IN  


      Spinning Mill   Spinning Mill   Spinning Mill  Red Lane Mill 
    WORKSHOP HIRE         
    Half Day  £45  £40  £40  £40 
    Full Day  £80  £75  £75  £75 
    Weekend  £120  £100  £100  £100 
    Half Day  £20  £10  £10  £10 
    Full Day  £40  £20  £15  £20 
    Week   £60  £50  £45  £50 
    STUDENT /GRADUATE (Up to 2 yrs pg)         
    Half Day  £15  £10  £10 £10 
    Full Day  £30  £15  £15 £15 
    Week  £48  £30  £30  £30 
      LOOM HIRE       
    Twisting Gallery    £50 per week    £10 a day after that     
    Twisting Gallery Space Hire See Spinning Mill project space prices above      
    PRINT TECHNICIAN SUPPORT   Email us for more information       


    EVENT HIRE     
    OLD WOOLLEN   For costings, email events@sunnybankmills.co.uk  with information about your event.