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Archive Tour and Weaving Workshop – A Woven Heritage

30th October 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend the day learning about the heritage of Sunny Bank Mills and have a go on one of our traditional weaving looms!

This day workshop is aimed at those who are fascinated by the history of Sunny Bank Mills
and textile heritage. The morning will be spent exploring the archive, with a tour from Archive Curator, Rachel Moaby.

You will have a private group tour of the archive, with a
chance to learn more about the cloth that used to be produced at Sunny Bank Mills. There
will be plenty of time for asking your own questions as well as exploring this unique textile

In the afternoon you will then have the opportunity to have a go at weaving on the looms within the twisting gallery, producing a small sample of cloth inspired by your visit to Sunny
Bank Mills Archive.

Meet in the gallery at 10:00 for refreshments

Archive 10:30 – 12:00

Lunch 12:00 – 12:45

Weave 12:45 – 4:00

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!), materials 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:


30th October 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Archive
Water Lane
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom