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Inspiration from Historical Textiles

17th June 2023 @ 10:00 am - 18th June 2023 @ 4:00 pm

This 2-day workshop will introduce you to different creative methods to explore historical textiles. On day 1 you will learn how to create cyanotypes (blueprints) on textiles, using objects and transparencies, as well as toning to sepia shades. The second day will be about slow looking, exploring historical textiles through drawing and capturing patterns and marks with hand stitch. By the end of the workshop, you will take away either a selection of samples or a textile artwork to complete at home.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience working with textiles.

On each day the workshop will begin at 10am and conclude at 4pm.

About the venue

Sunny Bank Mills is an inspirational cultural destination in the heart of the local community of Farsley, Leeds. Founded in 1829, these glorious Mills are being regenerated by the sixth generation of the family owners, creating a wonderful blend of work, leisure and culture.

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.


17th June 2023 @ 10:00 am
18th June 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom