Workshops

Workshops

I am not currently delivering any workshops due to Covid-19. I am hoping I may be able to deliver my Autumn programme of workshops from September. I will be updating my site before I deliver workshops again with details of how I am ensuring I am mitigating risk and working in a Covid secure way.

I am aware that for some of my participants they may not feel able to join a small group workshop in the Autumn. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss a one to one workshop or a workshop with members from one household or bubble. I would be more than happy to discuss ways in which I could help facilitate a workshop where you would feel safe. I hope to be able to offer this option from September.

Many of the workshops and projects I deliver are for individual organisations, schools or communities. However here you can find all my public workshops that are open to everyone. I look forward to meeting you at one of them soon.

Thank you so much for the workshop you gave yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt that I had achieved something. Your expertise and manner both helped me to feel at ease in a world that I would not normally find myself in, so thank you.  A great day.

Helen, Workshop Participant
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Folded Purse

Enjoy a day learning to weave. A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own folded purse. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop, meaning that you get to enjoy a whole day just weaving. The workshop will enable you to weave sufficient fabric to create a folded purse. You will be in a small class, giving you plenty of time to ask questions and receive 1 to 1 as well as group support throughout the workshop. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your very own bespoke design.

Saturday 5th September 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Woven Bunting Workshop

Bunting helps brighten up any house especially in the colder months. Learn to weave your own woven bunting to decorate your home or shed. You will weave a set of triangles using a triangular loom before attaching them to create your own strip of bunting. You will be able to design and weave your own flags choosing from a large range of beautiful yarns.

Friday 11th September 2020 18:30 – 21:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information, please visit here.

Drop spindle landscape
Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop

Enjoy the day learning to spin using a drop spindle. This workshop is aimed at beginners with no previous experience and will focus on learning skills and techniques. It is perfect for those who would like to introduce some of their own unique spun yarn into their weaving or knitting projects. The workshop will take you through how to spin on a drop spindle as well as how to use the Andean plying method to then ply your spun yarn together. Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to use a range of different coloured natural fibres, allowing you to design and create your very own hand spun yarn.

You will have the opportunity to create your own unique colour palette, allowing you to explore and investigate how different colours work when combined together. Some dexterity is needed for this workshop. Please note that you will be leaving the class with skills and knowledge for you to continue this new craft at home. You will also leave with some spun yarn on this beginner’s workshop but not enough for your next large knitting project!

Tuesday 15th September 2020 10:00 – 15:00

Articentric, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Cushion on Chair
Peg Loom Weaving - Woven Cushion Cover Top

This workshop is perfect for beginners and you will be supported as you create your own unique cushion top design. I will guide you from the initial design stage and the selection of materials through to the setup and hand weaving process. You will weave your very own unique piece of fabric to take home with you.

– Explore different coloured yarns and textures

– Both man-made and natural materials.

– Learn how to warp up the loom.

– Learn how to weave on the loom.

– Try a range of different techniques to use within your piece of work.

Please note there will not be time within the workshop to sew your woven cushion top into a final cushion, you will leave with a square piece of fabric to then sew at home later.

Friday 18th September 2020 10:00 – 16:00

ArtisOn, Masham, North Yorkshire

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Cushion Top - Agnis Smallwood
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Wall Hanging

Enjoy the day learning the basics of how to weave on a loom whilst creating your own personal wall hanging. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop, meaning that you get to enjoy a whole day just weaving. This workshop will focus on using colour and texture within your work and break from some of the traditional techniques.

This workshop is perfect for those who love to be experimental. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your own uniquely designed and woven wall hanging.

Saturday 19th September 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Sunny Bank Looms 2
Sunny Bank Looms
Spinning Workshop

On this beginner’s workshop, you will learn to spin on a drop spindle. It is a great workshop for those who are interested in designing and creating their own yarn, so that they can introduce their own hand spun elements into their weaving or knitting projects in the future.

As well as learning how to spin on a drop spindle you will also learn how to use the Andean plying method to then ply your spun yarn together. You will also have the opportunity to create your own unique colour palette, allowing you to explore and investigate how different colours work when combined together.

Please note that you will be leaving the class with skills and knowledge for you to continue this new craft at home. You will also leave with some spun yarn on this beginner’s workshop but not enough for your next large knitting project!

Lunch will be provided by a local Chapel Allerton independent cafe.

Thursday 24th September 2020  10:00 – 15:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Drop Spindle Vertical
Sunny Bank Looms
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Beginner's Weaving Course

A 5 week course for those who would like to explore and develop their weaving more. You may be a complete beginner or have done a peg loom weaving course or woven on a rigid heddle loom but are keen to develop your skills. Looms will already be set up and warped so there is plenty of time to concentrate on weaving! Each of 6 looms will be set with a different pattern so that you can explore a different technique, (e.g. plain weave, hopsack and twill) by rotating around.

You will spend the first three weeks exploring different weave patterns whilst learning about your loom.

The final two weeks will be dedicated to weaving your own final project, this could be a table runner, cushion cover or scarf for example. With support you will be guided as to how to achieve your designed outcome.

At the end of the course you will take home a range of samples, as well as one final finished item.

Every Friday beginning 25th September 2020 for 5 weeks 10:00 – 13:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Wall Hanging Detail
Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

Enjoy an afternoon weaving your very own wall hanging. You will learn how to use and combine several different weaving techniques within your work as well as explore colour creatively. You will have access to a wide range of different yarns, both natural and manmade, as well as lots of different colours and textures.

You will not only take away your finished wall hanging, you will also have the skills to continue weaving at home, enabling you to create future woven wonders. This workshop is perfect for beginners and all equipment and materials will be provided for the session.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 13:00 – 16:00

The Art House, Wakefield

For more information, please visit here:

Woven Wall Hanging
Drop Spindles
Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop

Learn to spin on a drop spindle. Throughout this day workshop you will use natural fibres in a range of different colours allowing you to design and create your own hand spun yarn. You will have the opportunity to create your own unique colour palette, allowing you to explore colour and understand how different colours work together when combined. This workshop is perfect for those who love yarn and love the idea of being able to introduce their own bespoke spun elements into their knitting or weaving projects. You will learn how to spin on a drop spindle as well as how to use the Andean plying method to ply your spun yarn together.

This workshop is aimed at beginners with no previous spinning experience and will focus on learning the skills and techniques needed to spin on a drop spindle as well as ply your spun yarn together. Some dexterity is needed for this workshop. Please note that you will be leaving the class with skills and knowledge for you to continue this new craft at home. You will also leave with some spun yarn on this beginner’s workshop but not enough for your next large knitting project!

Sunday 4th October 2020 10:30 – 16:30

Just Makers, Ripley

For more information, please visit here.

Peg Loom Weaving Square Agnis Smallwood
Weaving Workshop - Woven Table Runner using a Peg Loom

Enjoy the day learning how to weave on a peg loom. This workshop is aimed at beginners with no previous experience and will focus on learning skills as well as producing a woven table runner.

The workshop will take you through how to warp up your loom, how to weave, how to use and combine colour, as well as several different techniques you might like to try within your weaving.

Throughout the workshop you will have access to a large range of different coloured and textured yarns both natural and synthetic. You will have the freedom to design your own unique outcome whilst being given support and guidance throughout the workshop.

Tuesday 13th October 2020 10:00 – 15:00

Articentric, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Rag Rugging
Rag Rug a Cushion - 2 Week Course

In this mini series of workshops you will learn how to design and create your own rag rug cushion topper, using a proddy tool.

In the first session on 15th October you will learn how to design your cushion topper and then begin making, using the range of lovely colourful strips of material.

In the second session on 22nd October you will continue rag rugging and also learn how to finish off your cushion once the design is complete.

Please feel free to bring along any material that you would like to incorporate into your design. It may take you longer than the two workshops to complete your cushion, though you will have learnt all the skills needed in the sessions to complete the project at home later.

15th & 22nd October 2020 10:00 – 13:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Needle Felt & Stitch - Landscape Workshop

Create your own landscape using stitch and needle felting techniques. During the workshop you will learn and use a range of different needle felting techniques as well as combining some stitched detailing to your work. You will leave the workshop with your own textile landscape and lots of techniques to inspire your making at home.

Friday 16th October 2020 18:30 – 21:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information, please visit here.

Needle Felting and Stitch
Woven Wall Hanging
Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

Spend the morning learning how to weave your very own wall hanging. This workshop is perfect for beginners. You will be able to select from a wide range of different coloured and textured yarns meaning that you can explore colour creatively within your work and weave your own bespoke design. You will also learn how to use and combine several different weaving techniques, meaning you will take away a range of new skills as well as your finished wall hanging!

Saturday 17th October 2020 10:00 – 13:00

Jessica Steele Studios, Leeds

More information to follow.

Wall Hanging Detail
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Cushion Cover

A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own rectangular cushion cover top. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop, meaning that you get to enjoy a whole day just weaving. The course will enable you to weave sufficient fabric to either make, the front of a cushion cover, a full simple cushion or enough fabric to applique onto an existing cover. Please note that there will not be time within the workshop to complete your cushion cover – a nice project for when you are at home.

You will be in a small class, maximum of 6, giving you plenty of time to ask questions and receive 1 to 1 as well as group support throughout the workshop. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your very own bespoke design.

Saturday 24th October 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Cushion Cover - Additional date

A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own rectangular cushion cover top. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop, meaning that you get to enjoy a whole day just weaving. The course will enable you to weave sufficient fabric to either make, the front of a cushion cover, a full simple cushion or enough fabric to applique onto an existing cover. Please note that there will not be time within the workshop to complete your cushion cover – a nice project for when you are at home.

You will be in a small class, maximum of 6, giving you plenty of time to ask questions and receive 1 to 1 as well as group support throughout the workshop. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your very own bespoke design.

Sunday 25th October 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Place Mats

A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom.

You will weave your very own set of place mats. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop, meaning that you get to enjoy a whole day just weaving. You will be in a small class, maximum of 6, giving you plenty of time to ask questions and receive 1 to 1 as well as group support throughout the workshop. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your very own bespoke designs.

This workshop is aimed at beginners.

Saturday 31st October 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Sunny Bank Looms
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Skills Day: using colour / Designing a warp

These workshops are aimed at those who may already have some beginner weaving knowledge and would like to expand their skills base, or those who would like a refresher on a technical aspect of weaving. You will not go home with an item, but rather knowledge, skills and confidence to design and create your own warps whilst using colour confidently in the future.

This day is solely devoted to how to use colour confidently when designing a warp. You will be guided through aspects of colour theory, how to translate images and source material into your warp design, creating yarn wraps, and how to plan and design a warp.

Friday 6th November 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Sunny Bank Looms 2
Crafted By Hand

Crafted By Hand in Masham, North Yorkshire, is a great event in the craft calendar showcasing the very best makers from across the country.

7th and 8th November 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Woven Wall Hanging
Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

Create your very own woven wall hanging to decorate your home. Learn how to combine different techniques and skills along with exciting colour and yarn combinations to create your own unique woven masterpiece!

Friday 20th November 2020 18:30 – 21:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information, please visit here.

Woven Wall Hanging
Sunny Bank Looms 2
Weaving on Looms at Sunny Bank Mills - Mini Christmas Stocking

Spend the day weaving. A fun introduction to the basics of weaving on a loom whilst also producing your own piece of material, from which to then make a mini Christmas stocking. The looms will be set up and warped for you ahead of the workshop. The workshop will enable you to weave a piece of fabric sufficient to make a mini stocking. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of yarns, different thicknesses and colours to create your very own bespoke design.

Saturday 21st November 2020 10:00 – 16:00

Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

For more information, please visit here.

Sunny Bank Looms
Christmas Fabric Wreath Workshop

Create your very own stunning fabric wreath, to put up year after year. Learn how to create your own hand tied Christmas wreath, whilst choosing from a wide selection of fabrics. With lots of different textured and coloured fabric on offer, this provides plenty of opportunity for creating your very own bespoke design, before adding the finishing touches with some Christmas baubles.

Friday 27th November 2020 18:30 – 21:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Wreath Workshop

Spend the session making your very own fabric wreath. There will be a wide selection of material available to use including a variety of colours and texture. You will learn the skills needed to create your very own hand tied wreath using fabric before adding the finishing touches with some Christmas baubles. This wreath is perfect for displaying again and again at home.

Saturday 5th December 2020 13:00 – 16:00

The Art House, Wakefield

For more information, please visit here.

Needle Felted Christmas Decoration

Learn how to needle felt your very own Christmas Bauble to display on your tree with pride or give as a gift. You will learn the skills needed to needle felt as well as how to apply decoration to create unique and special decorations this Christmas.

Friday 4th December 2020 18:30 – 21:00

Chirpy, Chapel Allerton, Leeds

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Needle Felted Decoration
Christmas Bauble Workshop - Needle Felting

Enjoy a morning learning to make your own Christmas Baubles. You will learn the technique of needle felting to allow you to create your own special decorations this Christmas. Perfect for displaying on your own tree or giving as a gift to a loved one.

Saturday 12th December 2020 10:00 – 12:30

The Sewing Sanctuary, Harrogate

For more information as well as how to book, please visit here.

Shuttle with blue yarn

Contact Me

Email: mail@agnissmallwood.co.uk

Phone Number: 07782147615