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 
A Town and Country Amazing Alpaca Spinning and Weaving Workshop
After our recent workshop in May we have decided to run another one as some people were disappointed they could not make the first date. 
This is a two day workshop. 
Day 1: At Burntfen Alpacas at Horning, Norfolk NR12 8LA 
Meeting the alpacas, learning how to process the fleece, 
learning how to spin the fleece to make some yarn to 
Day 2 : At The Workrooms, Muspole St., Norwich, NR3 1DJ 
Weaving your yarn into fabric to make a journal cover 
to take home with you. 
Dates : Thursday 20th September 2018 and Friday 21st September 2018 
Cost : £100 includes all materials, equipment , lunch and refreshments 
on both days. 
Book by clicking the button below which will take you to 



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:  
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. 

30th July 10am -12 noon 
31st July 10am-12noon 
6th August 10am - 12noon 
7th August 10am -12noon 
8th September 9.30am -11-30am 
15th September 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 or 
New dates to look forward to are coming soon, 
Autumn programme of workshops and events will be available mid September on the website. 
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