Spinning Wheel

I love sharing my passion for craft with others and am often teaching and facilitating projects and workshops for people of every age, from pre-school through to older adults. I have worked with a wide range of different groups including community groups, schools, heritage sites, galleries and museums, hospitals and businesses. Although workshops may use similar textile processes they are never the same, rather co-designed and curated with those I am working alongside, to ensure a more meaningful and purposeful experience.


Whether you are a teacher looking for ideas for use within your classroom or an enthusiastic crafter, this page has a few project ideas. You might like to join me at a workshop to enable you to get more personal help with lots of tips and advice.

Weaving Resource for Teachers

I had the pleasure of being asked by the Crafts Council to create a resource for teachers. This resource suggests ways that teachers may like to explore weaving within their own classrooms with their students. You can find this lesson plan and video on the Crafts Council website, Weaving on a Cardboard Loom – Teacher’s Resource.

Creative Careers Resource for Teachers

I love sharing about the many creative jobs and opportunities there are within the Creative Industries, especially within craft and textiles.

If you are interested in learning more about how I became a self-employed weaver and educator you can discover my Craft Journey on the Crafts Council website. This is a great resource for KS3, KS4 & KS5 teachers and their pupils when thinking about careers within the creative sector.

Table Loom black and white
Large floor loom
Weave your own Egg Decorations

Using limited materials you can weave your own gorgeous egg decorations.

Click here to follow detailed step by step instructions of how you can create your own Woven Egg. A great little craft for Easter.

Woven Egg 9
Woven Egg 6
Weave your own Bunch of Flowers

Learn how to create your own bunch of spring flowers through weaving and stitching.

This workshop is aimed at families to create together. Younger children will need help from an adult. Click here to watch the video tutorial.

Video of Workshop Tutorial coming late April 2021.

Podcast with The Landmark Trust

You can hear more about my practice and working within a traditional heritage craft by listening to a podcast I was interviewed for with The Landmark Trust. The podcast can be found here and a transcript of the interview can be found here.

Podcast with Making Stitches Podcast

If you would like to hear more about my weaving and how I wove a series of  vegetable inspired scarves during the lockdowns in 2020, you can listen to a podcast I was interviewed for with Making Stitches Podcast. The podcast episode can be found here and an overview of the episode can be found here.


Some of the places I have been featured over the years can be found here.

Although based in Leeds I have worked across Yorkshire and beyond! Some of the organisations and projects I have recently been involved with can be found below:
Make Your Future - Crafts Council

Make Your Future partnered textile makers from across Yorkshire with local High schools to provide an opportunity for students within KS3 to engage with new craft processes, whilst also making important links to careers within Craft and links to other STEAM subjects.

Weaving at Secondary School

Pupils of a range of abilities and backgrounds worked with Agnis to create a beautiful collaborative woven piece. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed working with Agnis, she has such a fantastic way with the pupils, and we would love to work with her again.

Stephanie Campbell, Head of KS3 Design and Technology, Carr Manor Community School
Peace Project - Leeds City Museum

This project was inspired by an Armistice flag that was carried in 1918 by a young lady in Leeds. The project incorporated the responses of over 20 diverse groups from across the city who responded creatively to the question, ‘What does Peace mean to you?’ Each group learnt about the Armistice flag and through a range of textile processes and materials, participants talked and explored what Peace meant to them as citizens today. The results from each workshop culminated in a display of banners, each the exact same shape and size of the original flag and these were later displayed within Leeds Museum.

Peace Project

Agnis did a fabulous job weaving connections between local communities, the museum and the University. The story of 15 year old Madge Howdill’s Armistice flag, left in the attic of her Leeds home for 100 years, has something for everyone. Agnis mustered all her amazing craft and people skills to encourage groups from all over the city to create their own spectacular peace banners inspired by Madge’s work, culminating in a stunning exhibition - a beacon of optimism for these troubled times’.

Duncan McCargo, Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds
Peace Project - Youth Group
Peace Project
Peace Project
Temporary Exhibitions - Leeds City Museum

I have responded to several temporary exhibitions at Leeds City Museum. Through research, I have created workshops which encourage audiences to look further at the collection. The bespoke workshops which I delivered presented an opportunity for participants to make, as they connect with the topic and themes of the exhibition, in a creative and fun way. These have been for adults and children. I have also loved responding to an exhibition personally, creating new work to go on display alongside the other exhibits.

Exhibition Commission

We have worked with Agnis over a number of years, both for our events programme and in our exhibitions. Responding to a number of different briefs from the history of tailoring in Leeds to the activities of Weaver Birds, Agnis has always responded with great sensitivity and creativity and produced really high quality results. Her weaving workshops at the museum have always been really popular and get great feedback from attendees.

Ruth Martin, Exhibitions Curator, Leeds City Museum
Leeds Primary School

I have collaborated on several occasions with this school and helped support students of different ages to create whole class collaborative outcomes. All students learnt new skills whilst creatively making together. These workshops have been popular with boys and girls alike and have resulted in outcomes which can be displayed with pride within school for all to see.

Weaving with Primary School Students
Weaving with Primary aged Students

I have collaborated with this local independent shop for many years and have delivered a range of workshops all open to the general public. These workshops allow people to learn new skills and techniques in a relaxed environment, with like minded people.

Woven Wall Hanging hung on a red brick wall. The weaving includes green, light blue, turquoise, pink and cream yarn.

Agnis has run many wonderful workshops at Chirpy with lots of happy customers. From rag rugging to felting everyone always takes away their own little creation to decorate their home. Agnis' relaxed style of teaching brings the best out of people of all ages and abilities.

Jo McBeath, Owner of Chirpy
Weave | Thread | Stitch | Make

This project drew together local residents from neighbouring communities in Outer West Leeds who were over 55 to weave and sew together over a series of 8 weeks. Participants worked both individually and collaboratively, sharing skills and conversation. This resulted in an exhibition of wall hangings, displayed with Sunny Bank Mills. Supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.

Community Weaving
Community Exhibition
Woven Identity - St.Mary's House, Leeds and York NHS Partnership

The theme of Identity was explored through a series of weaving workshops in the Art room at St.Mary’s House. Participants joined from the Intensive Community Service or the Community Mental Health Team. Each week we thought how the theme related to ourselves, personally and socially and sometimes shared a little about ourselves. Through discussion and drawing we thought about ways to weave our identity into woven panels. As well as learning new skills, weaving, exploring colour, pattern and texture, the sessions also sought to increase well-being and reduce isolation. These were then exhibited and formed the first exhibition within the ‘Corridor Gallery’ which has helped to create a more welcoming and vibrant space for those visiting for appointments, or meetings for the public and staff alike.

Participant Weaving
Woven by Participant

Previous Clients

Schools & Educational Groups

Crafts Council; University of Leeds; Historic England; The Landmark Trust; Carr Manor Community School; Kettlethorpe High School; Beckfoot Upper Heaton School; Allerton High School; Cockburn High School; Greenmount Primary School; Dixons Manningham Primary School; Harden Primary School; Brownhill Primary Academy; Home School Educators, Leeds

Shops & Galleries

Leeds City Museum; Leeds Art Gallery; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; The Hepworth; Abbey House Museum; Sunny Bank Mills; The Piece Hall, Halifax; Rural Arts; Chirpy; Bowery; ArtisOn; Just Makers; Headrow House; Water Lane Boathouse; Crafts in the Pen; Platform Gallery, Clitheroe; Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, Nostel Priory and Parkland, National Trust; Baa Ram Ewe, Harrogate; Wool n Stuff, Wakefield

Community Organisations

St.Mary’s House, Leeds and York NHS Partnership; Potteric Carr, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust; Skelton Grange TCV; Settle Stories; WOVEN in Kirklees; InterACT, Church and Community Partnership; Burley Lodge Centre; The Art House; The Grove Care Home; Art House – Outside the Box; Articentric; Inkwell Arts; SCRAP, creative reuse store for arts and play; Leeds Combined Arts; Tadcaster Community Library; Holt Park Library; Armley Library; St.Gemma’s Hospice; ‘Artfelt’ The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield; Ribble Creative Stitchers; Pleasant Pastimes; Skipton Ewes, Harden, Shibden, Darley Debs, New Swaine, Chapel Pie, The Women’s Institute.

CPD Training, Team Building & Corporate Workshops

Martin House Children’s Hospice; Blackgates Primary School; Betty’s Brand Marketing Team; ASDA Advertising Team; Private Tuition

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Phone Number: 07782147615