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6 Week Beginners Weaving Course

5th November 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10th December 2021 @ 1:00 pm

A six week course for those who would like to begin exploring learning to weave.

This course is aimed at those who are complete beginners or for those who may have some experience weaving on a peg loom or rigid heddle loom but are keen to develop their skills.

The looms will be set up and warped giving more time to concentrate on weaving. For the first 4 weeks you will rotate around the looms, exploring different weave patterns whilst learning about your loom. The final weeks will be dedicated to weaving your own final project, this could be a table runner or cushion cover for example.

You will receive 1 to 1 help and support each week as well as group teaching and demonstrations resulting in you taking away your own range of samples as well as a completed final project.

The course will run every Friday for 6 weeks from the 5th November at 10am-1pm.

Price: £255 + £5pw material charge payable to the tutor in cash for weeks 1 – 3. Pay as you use materials in weeks 5 and 6 to finish final piece.Call us on 0113 2563239 or come into the Gallery if you’d prefer to pay for the course in two instalments.

Things to bring

Yourselves, ideas , a packed lunch (there are also places to buy lunch in the mill and on Farsley Town Street.)

We will provide

Refreshments (drinks and cake!) and equipment.

About your tutor

Agnis Smallwood has been working with us at Sunny Bank Mills for over 4 years. She is a Designer Maker Researcher and Educator who loves to make, create and teach. Agnis has a passion for textiles and specialises in weave. She is based in Leeds, Yorkshire and can always be found making, both independently and often collaboratively.

Previous workshop participants have said: “Teacher was delightful”, “Thank you for such an interesting and eye opening day”, “We covered everything in a logical methodical way, to be able to create a piece by the end, excellent communication throughout.” “Knowledgeable, clear, enthusiastic teacher, what more could you need!”

Course terms and booking conditions

Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.

Covid -19

This workshop is due to take place after Covid-19 restrictions are scheduled to be lifted. We will be monitoring government guidance should anything change. If so, please follow the general Covid-19 guidance for our workshops here:


5th November 2021 @ 10:00 am
10th December 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

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