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Developing Weaving Skills – Make a Warp

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This one day workshop takes you through the process of designing and making a warp, and how to dress the loom. This is the perfect workshop for anyone with a loom sat at home unused, because you’ve forgotten how to add a warp! Dust off the cobwebs and get back to your weaving projects.

You can’t weave without making a warp, so this is a vital step to learn to become an independent weaver! As well as learning how to make a warp using a warping board, will we also make a series of yarn wraps to think about how to design a colourful warp.

You will have time to practice creating a warp and practice threading up the looms here at Sunny Bank.

PLEASE NOTE – there will not be time within this workshop to weave, but you will be going home with lots of new knowledge.


Things to bring

Yourselves, 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!), all 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

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


June 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

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