workshops & events  

Textilia offers a variety of workshops from taster adult workshops, to young people's workshops during school holidays and Saturday mornings. 
I am always happy to accommodate bespoke workshops both in the studio or at private venues. 
I have portable teaching looms that are ready warped for each workshop. 
nurturing creative flair 
We spend so much time in a fast world, and this applies to school life and our children too. I know how important it is to make sure our children achieve their full potential and as teachers we strive to achieve this every working day! We have very little time for learning a craft, developing a new skill, nurturing a creative flair and I very much see my workshops as a supplement to the brilliant work that is already happening in schools and colleges, often with limited time and resources available in the curriculum. 
My workshops are very versatile. They can take place in my teaching space at Textilia, Lion House, Muspole Street, Norwich. My studio is a calm and bright airy place to work in the heart of Norwich’s textile heritage area. On the other hand, because my teaching looms are so portable and compact I can easily bring my workshops to venues such as youth groups, schools, WI meetings, Crafting groups etc. 
Weaving is a craft that all ages can enjoy. Grandparents to grandchildren can learn or revisit their learning together. It is relaxing and creative, calming yet can be vibrant and fun. 

 Summer / Autumn 2021.  Workshops and Events.   

All workshops can be booked directly using my booking link 
Town and Country Spinning and Weaving Workshop. 
New dates for 2021 are here!! 
Thursday 3rd - Friday 4th June 2021 -fully booked 
Wednesday 7th July - Thursday 8th July 2021-fully booked 
Wednesday 6th October - Thursday 7th October 2021 
Thursday 28th - Friday 29th October 2021. 
(After Covid restrictions lift on 21st June, we will go back to workshops being a maximum number of six people.) 
This is a two day workshop. 10.00am - 4.00pm 
A homemade light lunch and refreshments are included on  
both days in the price.  
Please make us aware of any dietary requirements. 
Basic materials and equipment included in the cost. 
Additional materials can be purchased on the day. 
If you wish to bring your own spinning wheel then please feel free to do so. (Please let one of us know if you intend to bring your own wheel). 
Cost: £160 
All booking through please. 
Feel free to ask any questions just email me at 
Coronavirus Update. 
I am very pleased to say that I will be opening the doors of the studio to clients from Tuesday 25th May 2021.  
I will have had both my vaccinations by that date and I am looking forward to welcoming old friends and new friends back to my studio to enjoy creative times again together.  
For the time being I am continuing to invite 4 people to workshops . 
Lion House Studios are operating a policy where we are asking people respectfully to continue wearing their masks in the communal areas of the corridors, stairways and toilet areas. St. George's Works will continue to fog the building on a monthly basis for everyones safety. 
Within my studio mask wearing is optional as we have plenty of space to socially distance, but I would respectfully ask visitors to continue to use the sanitizer provided within my studio where the QR Track and Trace code remains available. 
I have been very busy developing my own practice whilst we have been restricted by lockdowns, so I haven't been wasting any time, but I am looking forward to having your company and enjoying the studio coming alive safely with creativity again.  
Looking forward to a positive rest of the year.  
Hope to see you soon. 
I am pleased to say that I will be taking part in Open Studios 2021. 
More information including the dates that my studio will be open to follow shortly. 
Drop - In Weave and Spin Sessions. 
Friday Mornings and Tuesday Afternoons. 
Drop in sessions will resume from Tuesday 25th May2021.  
(10.00am -1pm on Fridays and 2pm - 5pm on Tuesdays.) 
It will depend on how my weaving group feels and obviously my clients will be welcome to come back when they feel ready and many will want to wait until they are vaccinated. 
You will be welcome to resume whenever it is best for you. 
I will be limiting all drop- ins and workshops to 4 people in the studio (excluding myself), until 21st June, and then I will welcome up to 6 people at one time. 
Please could you drop me a message to let me know of your intentions? 
Many thanks and see you soon. 
Adult Taster Weaving Workshops. 
Taster weaving workshops will restart from 25th May 2021. 
There will be only 4 people max. attending each workshop until the final stage of the Covid roadmap opens up on 21st June, from this date numbers can increase to 6 people per workshop.  
2m social distancing will continue to be observed in the studio please.  
Hand sanitizer will continue to be available at all times.  
There are sanitizing stations as you enter our building. 
Please wear your face coverings in all communal areas 
e.g.staircases, corridors and toilets.  
The owners of the building do a monthly fogging of all the communal areas  
every month and this will continue throughout the year to the best of my  
I will be wearing a visor when I have to demonstrate to students. 
These workshops are for ages 15yrs upwards. 
They are suitable for complete beginners and we will cover several techniques to help to show you texture and variety in your weaving. 
The Ashford 10" Sampleit rigid heddle looms that you will use will be pre - warped and ready for you to weave on straight away. 
Materials are included, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but feel free to bring your own cups or drinks if you wish.  
Start time 10.00am until 12.30pm. 
Dates for 2021* 
Sunday 8th August 2021. 10.00am -12.30pm 
Wednesday 11th August 2021. 10.00am -12.30pm 
Wednesday 22nd September 2021. 10.00am -12.30pm 
Sunday 7th November 2021. 10.00am -12.30pm 
Wednesday 17th November 2021. 10.00am -12.30pm 
* These dates are available to book, but may have to be changed due to 
Covid 19 restrictions and the Goverment guidelines. 
All bookings can be re-scheduled if necessary or refunds can be given. 
Cost : £40 
Gift Vouchers. 
Gift Vouchers are now available for purchase towards any workshop, one to one tuition or Textilia merchandise. 
A perfect gift for someone who might enjoy discovering weaving or spinning. 
Just email Julia : 
Gift Vouchers will be available at any of the craft markets that Textilia will be taking part in during 2021. 
Follow Textilia on Social Media. 
You can find me on: 
Instagram: symondsjulia and Textilia.  
Facebook : Textilia 
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