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Yarn Course – 4 week course

January 18 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 1:00 pm

Join Agnis, this Spring for a brand new mini 4 week course, where we will be looking specifically at yarn. This course, aims to expand people’s knowledge and love of yarn!


This course will consider the different materials that yarns are made from, and the properties that they have and how this might inform the material choices you make for different projects. It will include an introduction to how to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle as well as considering how you might incorporate hand spun yarn into future weaving projects.


There will also be the opportunity to use an electric e-spinner, spinning wheel and the dobby looms within the weaving shed over this course.


This workshop would be of interest to those who are already weaving but would like to think about how they might be able to incorporate their own yarns into weaving projects. Or spinners who would like to learn more about weaving and how they could incorporate their hand spun yarn into woven projects.


Please note that participants are asked to bring £5.00 per week to cover the cost of materials used within each session.

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.


January 18 @ 10:00 am
February 8 @ 1:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom