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Beginners Weaving Course

16th June 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 21st July 2022 @ 9:30 pm

Join our in house weaving extraordinaire, Agnis, for 6 Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill, and it can all be done after work!

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 structures whilst learning about your loom. The final weeks will be dedicated to weaving your own final project, like a table runner or cushion cover!

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.

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!), some materials and equipment.

PLEASE NOTE – There is an extra £5 material charge per week.

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

We will be monitoring government guidance should anything change. If so, please follow the general Covid-19 guidance for our workshops here:


16th June 2022 @ 6:30 pm
21st July 2022 @ 9:30 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom