The Journal for Weavers Spinners and Dyers

Diary

In view of the government advice to combat the coronavirus outbreak please check with the event website before visiting any of the exhibitions / events listed here.

Note: only regions that currently have live events appear in the drop-down menu.

Current Events

Until 07 August 2021

Forms Felt


Textile artist and teacher Lisa Mortensen presents a collection of textile sculptures using needle point felting incorporating merino fleece and other fibres and materials such as glass, metal and paper.
 

Venue: Scunthorpe Central Library, Carlton St, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6TX,

Website: http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk

Until 30 August 2021

Tapestry goes Pop!

The Woven World of Archie Brennan. The first major exhibition of the Edinburgh-born tapestry maker now recognised as a 20th century pop artist.  A Dovecot exhibition co-curated with National Museums Scotland. 

Venue: Dovecot Gallery, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Website: http://dovecotstudios.com/

Until 31 August 2021

Within the reach of all: The Century Guild

Exploring key figures within this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople and its influence on Art Nouveau and 20th-century design and publishing.

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

Admission: Free (suggested donation £5). Please book in advance.

Venue: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

Website: http://www.wmgallery.org.uk

Until 31 August 2021

Within The Reach of All: The Century Guild

The first exhibition in 20 years to explore the pioneering aesthetics and lasting legacy of this influential association of artists, designers and craftspeople.

Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm.
Free admission (suggested donation £5).

Please book in advance to guarantee entry and to save time, at https://waltham-forest-culture.arttickets.org.uk/william-morris-gallery.

 

Venue: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP

Website: http://www.wmgallery.org.uk

Until 12 September 2021

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom showcases some 150 examples of this treasured textile, originating from all around the world; from mittens to wall hangings and from extravagant 18th-century sun hats to stylish mourning dresses.

Venue: Fashion & Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

Website: http://www.ftmlondon.org/

Until 26 September 2021

TEN PLUS @ BUXTON “Hidden Depths”

An exhibition of contemporary textile art by Ten Plus Textiles inspired by the social and natural history of Buxton and the surrounding area.
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays  12pm - 4pm
Disabled access
Free admission, but may need to book.

Venue: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DA

Website: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum

Until 16 October 2021

World Textile Day

A free exhibition and fair trade market of world textiles held annually in venues across England, Scotland and Wales.

Going ahead with COVID-safe precautions:

3 Jul 2021 – Central England, Oxfordshire
4 Sep 2021 – Wales, Llanidloes
11 Sep 2021 – Scotland, Bridge of Allan
2 Oct 2021 – West of England, Bristol
9 Oct 2021 – South of England, Hampshire
16 Oct 2021 – East of England, Norfolk

 

Website: http://worldtextileday.co.uk/

Until 01 December 2021

Pushing the Limits

An on-line exhibition of 53 shaftweaving artworks selected from three continents, curated by Olivier Masson and Lala de Dios.

Website: http://oliviermasson.art/SWE/SWE.html

Until 31 December 2021

Introduction to Studio Practice: Tapestry Weaving

A 1 year part-time study programme, with the option of a 2nd year, in developing a professional art practice.
Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

Registration now open.
Fee : Year 1 £975

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

Until 31 December 2021

From Sheep to Sugar

An exhibition tracing the connection between the Welsh woollen industry and slavery.


Advance booking required.

Venue: Newtown Textile Museum, 5 - 7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, Wales

Website: http://newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk/

Until 31 December 2021

Orkney: Between Islands

A new online exhibition exploring the inspiration and legacy of arts, crafts and literature in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides with a special focus on textiles and straw-work.

Website: http://www.betweenislands.com

Until 31 December 2021

Textiles & Tea

Throughout 2022 the Handweavers Guild of America is hosting a live weekly conversation with some of the most respected fibre artists in the field today including time for questions from the audience. Every Tuesday at 4pm EST (9pm UK time). Registration required for these free events.

Website: https://weavespindye.org/textiles-and-tea/

Until 01 January 2022

Fabrics under the lens – forensic textile conservation

Working in partnership with the University of Glasgow Centre for Textile Conservation, this Dumfries Museum exhibition features items conserved by students and the stories they have uncovered.


Visitors will need to book free timed entry tickets in advance.

 

Venue: Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ

Website: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk

Until 16 January 2022

Animals on damask: the stylized animal motif

Animals were a favourite motif for designers of damask table linen in the Art Nouveau period. Examples from the rich collection of the TextielMuseum plus contemporary table linen also featuring animal patterns, designed and made for the TextielMuseum.

Venue: Textiel Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands

Website: http://www.textielmuseum.nl/en/

Until 31 January 2022

Fabric of the North

Tapestries showcasing the landscapes, industry and social history of Northern England. A wide range of work in an exhibition curated and managed by northern members of the British Tapestry Group. Tapestry works and weaversbazaar yarns and equipment will be available to buy.

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00-17:00. Entry is free but booking is required. Last entry 4pm.

Venue: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, TS10 5NW.

Website: http://www.fabricofthenorth.org/

Future Events

15 - 22 August 2021

AGWSD Summer School

Summer School of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Venue: Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex

Website: http://www.wsd.org.uk/summer-school-2021

15 August 2021

Interactive Weaves

The fourth in a series of themed workshops led by textile artist Alice Hume.  All woven artworks will be displayed in an exhibition in the Round Tower in September.

Free

10am - 4pm.

Additional workshop on 22nd August.

 

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

15 - 22 August 2021

AWSD Summer School - last few places remaining

The Summer School has a few non-residential workshop places left for: Designing Yarns, Inkle Weaving, Entrelac Knitting, Ply-Split Braiding, Spinning Exotic Fibres and Nuno Felting. Check the website for programme details and get in touch via SS2021@wsd.org.uk.

 

 

Venue: Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex

Website: http://www.wsd.org.uk/summer-school-2021

16 - 20 August 2021

Tapestry at South Hamar studio, Westray, Orkney

Led by Louise Martin- tapestry weaver; Ros Bryant- tapestry and stone; Hazel Moore and Graeme Wilson- archaeologists. The Westray landscape abounds with evidence of human life and work from the Neolithic to the present. Respond to the landscape within the language of weave. Suitable for people with or without experience of weaving.

Workshop fee £400.  For further details contact tapestrylou@hotmail.com or ros.southhamar@gmail.com

Venue: Orkney

16 - 20 August 2021

Orkney - tapestry and landscape

Explore repsonses to the landscape within the language of weave with tapestry weaver Louise Martin, stone carver and tapestry weaver Ros Bryant and archaeologists Hazel Moore and Graeme Wilson.

Contact tapestrylou@hotmail.com or ros.southhamar@gmail.com for details.

Venue: South Hamar Studio, Westray, Orkney, Scotland

20 - 29 August 2021

Louise Oppenheimer at Artmap Argyll Open Studios 2021

An opportunity to meet tapestry weaver Louise Oppenheimer in her studio in the landscape that inspires her and see work in progress .

10am - 5pm
 

Venue: East Cottage, Drimvore, Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead, Argyll PA318SU

Website: http://artmapargyll.co.uk/directory-artmap_artis/listing/louise-oppenheimer/

21 August 2021

Somerset Guild Fleece Fair

Somerset Guild Fleece Fair
Refreshments available
All enquiries to Mandy Stead  stead@aol.com
 

Venue: Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall, Village Rd, Taunton TA3 6SG

22 August 2021

Interactive Weaves

The last in a series of themed workshops led by textile artist Alice Hume.  All woven artworks will be displayed in an exhibition in the Round Tower in September.

Free

10am - 4pm.

Venue: The Hotwalls Studios, Point Battery & Barracks, Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2FS

Website: http://hotwallsstudios.co.uk/

01 September - 31 January 2022

Nearly Wild Weaving: Waterline

An online collaborative tapestry project led by Joan Baxter, supported by Irene Evison and Anna Wetherell of Nearly Wild Weaving for exhibition at Farfield Mill, Cumbria in Autumn 2022.

Further details, and how to sign up to take part (by June 13th) see the website.

 

Website: http://tinyurl.com/4xvakjvd

05 September 2021

Spinning Yarns Festival

Celebrating craft production in wool and linen. Artisan stalls plus workshops and demonstrations.

Venue: Mossly Mill Complex, Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Rd North, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

Website: http://spinningyarnsfestival.com/

11 September - 19 May 2021

Perth Festival of Yarn

The Perth Festival of Yarn 2021 will be in-person and online.

Website: http://perthfestivalofyarn.uk/

15 - 17 September 2021

Exploring Sketchbooks

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison


Fee: £350

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

18 - 19 September 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

18 - 19 September 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     

Fee £195

 

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

23 - 25 September 2021

VÄV2021

An international weaving fair with exhibitors, workshops and lectures.

Venue: Halmstad, Sweden

Website: http://vav2021.se/en/

01 October - 01 October 2022

Introduction to Studio Practice: Tapestry Weaving

Re-scheduled. A 1 year part-time study programme, with the option of a 2nd year, in developing a professional art practice.
Tutor: Fiona Hutchison
Fee : Year 1 £975

 

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

01 - 31 October 2021

British Textile Biennial

Set against a backdrop of the infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire, the Biennial will focus on the global nature of textiles and the relationships they create.  The exhibition will include a major new commission by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid.

Website: http://britishtextilebiennial.co.uk/

02 - 03 October 2021

Introduction to tapestry weaving

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison

Fee: £175

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

04 October - 13 November 2021

No Colour No Contrast

A new project from Coventry-based weaver Theo Wright, exploring the use of colour and contrast to produce layered designs using the moiré technique.

Open: Mon – Sat, 10am-6pm

 

Venue: Handweavers Studio & Gallery, 140 Seven Sisters Road, London, N7 7NS

Website: http://www.theowright.co.uk/nocolournocontrast

05 - 24 October 2021

Reflections on Nature- a braider’s view

Biennial exhibition of narrow wares by members of The Braid Society.

Tues- Sun 10am - 5pm (subject to covid restrictions).

 

Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PG

Website: http://www.natureinart.org.uk

10 October 2021

Hallamshire Guild Open Day

To celebrate the 70th Anniversary Year of Hallamshire Guild visitors will be most welcome at our 'Open Day’ to mark this event.

Admission:10:30am to 3:30pm

(COVID - please check website for current information).

 

Website: http://www.hallamshirewsd.org.uk

12 - 14 October 2021

Rug Weaving: 3-end Block Weave

Rug Weaving: 3-end Block Weave with tutor Jason Collingwood.

Cost: £300

Further details on the website.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, nr Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DY

Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org

16 - 18 October 2021

Rug Weaving: 2/2 Twill

Rug Weaving: 2/2 Twill with tutor Jason Collingwood

Cost: £300

Further details on the website.

Venue: Devon Weavers Workshop, nr Totnes, Devon TQ9 7DY

Website: http://www.devonweaversworkshop.org

23 October - 12 December 2021

The Cordis Prize

Shortlisted tapestries from this prestigious open submission competition will be exhibited, and the winner of the £8000 prize selected from the works on show.                          

Venue: Inverleith House Gallery, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Website: http://thetapestryprize.org/project/2021cordisprize/

24 - 25 October 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

Tutor: James Donald
The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.     
Fee £195

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

13 November 2021

Textile Society annual conference

The Textile Society annual conference will be on the theme of ‘Tools’.

Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Website: http://www.textilesociety.org.uk/

13 November - 13 March 2022

Tapestry: Changing Concepts

An exhibition in partnership with STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped) of work by contemporary artists associated with the former tapestry department at Edinburgh College of Art. including: Jo Barker, Archie Brennan, Sara Brennan, Amanda Gizzi, Stephen Hunter, Fiona Hutchison, William Jefferies, Jo McDonald, Ann Naustdal, Matteo Rosa, Cristina Sobrino, Joanne Soroka and Lesley Stothers amongst others.

Admission: Free (pre-booking essential).

 

 

 

Venue: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Website: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

20 - 21 November 2021

Surfacing: texture of the land

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison


Fee: £175

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

27 - 28 November 2021

Weekend Weave Workshop

The workshop will explore selection of yarns, using a warping mill, warping the loom and weaving a fabric length.      

Tutor: James Donald    

Fee £195        

 

      

 

Venue: Coburg House, 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ET

Website: http://www.pickone.co.uk/weekend-weave-workshops.html

15 January - 26 February 2022

Conversations: People, Places, Materials, Objects


The 62 Group of  Textile Artists is happy to announce the rescheduled dates for the Conversations: People, Places, Materials, Objects exhibition. 


 

Venue: St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BH

Website: http://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

22 January - 23 May 2022

Introduction to tapestry weaving

Tutor: Fiona Hutchison


Fee: £175

Venue: Tapestry Studio 114, Patriothall, Edinburgh EH3 5AY

Website: http://www.fionahutchison.co.uk

07 April - 25 September 2022

Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

Sheila Hicks is one of the world’s foremost artists and sculptors working with textiles, fibre, colour and form. The exhibition draws together over 70 pieces from international public and private collections to explore the many facets of Hicks’ ground-breaking work.


£8.50 / £6.50 /free for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 16s.

Venue: The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

Website: http://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/sheila-hicks/

30 May - 03 June 2022

Orkney - tapestry and landscape

Explore responses to the landscape within the language of weave with tapestry weaver Louise Martin and stone carver and tapestry weaver Ros Bryant.

Contact tapestrylou@hotmail.com or ros.southhamar@gmail.com for details.

Venue: South Hamar Studio, Westray, Orkney, Scotland

03 June - 20 August 2022

Fiberart International 2022

An internationally juried competition organized by the Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh, seeking innovative work rooted in traditional fibre materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fibre and other creative disciplines.

 

Venue: Pittsburgh, USA

Website: http://fiberartinternational.org/

03 June - 20 August 2022

Fiberart International 2022

An internationally juried competition organised by the Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh, seeking innovative work rooted in traditional fibre materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fibre and other creative disciplines.

Venue: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website: http://fiberartinternational.org/fi-2022-exhibition/

08 - 12 August 2022

Orkney - tapestry and landscape

Explore responses to the landscape within the language of weave with tapestry weaver Louise Martin and stone carver and tapestry weaver Ros Bryant.

Contact tapestrylou@hotmail.com or ros.southhamar@gmail.com for details.

Venue: South Hamar Studio, Westray, Orkney, Scotland

14 - 20 August 2022

The Fifth International Conference on Braiding

The conference, taking place in Denmark, will highlight Nordic braid techniques such as tablet weaving, loop manipulation, rigid heddle/inkle, braiding, fingerweaving, sprang, lace, whipcording, tatting, nalbinding, lucet and straw braiding and their counterparts in the rest of the world.

 

Venue: Svendborg, Denmark

Website: http://thebraidsociety.wildapricot.org/page-1857786

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