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 at our teaching space at The Workrooms in Muspole Street, Norwich. Our 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, home teaching groups, art groups, holiday clubs, etc. 

Spring Programme 2017/18 

All workshops can be booked directly using my booking link 

Weeting Weaving and Fibrecraft Day. Sunday 8th July 2018. 10.30am - 3.30pm. 

Fay Jones and I are repeating our successful workshop after last years enjoyable day of dyeing and weaving at NWT Weeting Reserve.  
Come and have some fun dyeing from the forest and weaving and spinning from Norfolk's Flying Flock Fleece. 
This workshop has to be booked through NWT directly Tel.No. 01842 827615. 
email me with any enquiries at 
Fresh Artisan Market is taking place on 
May 18th,19th and 20th 2018 at The Shoe Factory, St. Mary's Plain, Norwich
Textilia will be selling handmade textile goods on Friday 18th May 5-9pm and Saturday 19th May 10 - 5pm. 
I'm looking forward to taking part in this event and seeing old friends and new. 
Weaving and Fibrecraft Weekend -June 2nd & 3rd 2018. 
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Event at Bradfield Woods Reserve near  
Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk with Fay Jones (The Woodland Haberdasher) and Julia Symonds (Textilia). 
For booking and more details please go to :Suffolk Wildlife Trust, What's On page . Type in June 2nd & 3rd on the calendar and follow the booking link. 

A Town and |Country, Spinning andWeaving Workshop.  With Ann Nickerson from Burnt Fen Alpacas and Julia Symonds from Textilia.  To book please click on button below flyer picture.  


Adult Taster Weaving Workshops. 

Adult taster workshops are always available to book on a one to one basis or a group of up to eight people.  
I am happy to talk to you about bespoke workshops in  
The Workrooms, Norwich, or if you would prefer I can bring my workshop to your own venue? 
I have booked The Workrooms for some studio based taster workshops taking into account the feedback I had at Makers Month at The Forum. 
These dates are: Monday 2nd July 2pm - 4.30pm. 
Thursday 12th July 10am -12.30pm.  
Sunday 15th July 1.30 - 4pm. 
Thursday 9th August 10am - 12.30pm 
Saturday 1st September 11am - 2pm * 
Cost: £37 inluding all materials drinks and light refreshments. 
* this is a three hour workshop as some people are coming from some distance. Cost of this workshop is £45. 
Please contact me at juliasymonds@ 
for more information and prices. 

Saturday Morning Young Weavers Workshops. 

21st July 10am -12noon. 
4th August 10am- 12noon. 
Cost: £20 per session. 
All equipment and materials included. 
Come and learn to freestyle weave on a 10" Ashford Sampleit Rigid Heddle loom. 
People with their own Rigid Heddle looms are welcome to join us. 
8 places available for each session. 
Booking online by clicking the button below or going to 
If you want more information or have a question please email me at 
New date for Rolags,Wrappings, Beehives and Batts workshop is Sunday May 6th 2018. 
Makers month bookable sessions are all now active and available. Click on BOOK HERE button for the link. 
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