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. 

 Autumn and Winter 2020  Workshops and Events. New dates coming soon!   

All workshops can be booked directly using my booking link 
Town and Country Spinning and Weaving Workshop. 
New dates for 2021 are here!! 
Wednesday 10th -Thursday 11th February 2021 
Wednesday 24th - Thursday 25th March 2021 
Thursday 3rd - Friday 4th June 2021 
Thursday 28th - Friday 29th October 2021 
This is a two day workshop. 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted the workshops will be 
a maximum of 4 people.  
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 hope all my lovely clients are coping with the strange situation we have found ouselves in for the past months and are safe and well. 
I have missed you all very much and my studio. 
I am back in my studio now as it is very easy to self isolate and work on my own. 
I am thinking that I will open my doors to the public again in August (depending on government guidelines) and I will be putting new dates on the website soon. I have contacted all those who had pre-booked workshops and await their response and requests.  
So much is still uncertain about how the situation will develop, but I very much look forward to sharing some creative time with you soon. For the foreseeble future numbers will be restricted in the studio to 4 people plus myself of course. 
Hope to see you soon, please stay safe and well.  
Drop - In Weave and Spin Sessions. 
Friday Mornings and Tuesday Afternoons. 
Drop in sessions will resume when people feel comfortable to return to sessions, but not before August 2020. 
It will depend on how my weaving group feels and obviously my clients that are shielding will be guided by shielding rules. 
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), from now onwards, so we will have to have a system where we email the day before if we are attending drop- in the following day, on a first come first served basis. 
Hopefully we can get back to some creative time together before too long? 
Tuesday pm and Friday am sessions are temporarily closed again due to the new lockdown Covid 19 restrictions.... so sorry! 
Adult Taster Weaving Workshops. 
Taster weaving workshops will restart from December 2020. 
There will be only 4 people max. attending each workshop. 
2m social distancing will be observed at all times, hand sanitizer available at all times.  
There are sanitising stations as you enter our building. 
All materials are included, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but feel free to bring your own cups or drinks if you wish.  
Please feel free to wear facecoverings if it makes you feel comfortable. 
I have some face coverings that I have made and washed in the studio for your use if you wish. Laundered after every workshop. 
I will be wearing a visor when I have to demonstrate to students. 
Dates for 2021 will be available from October 2020. 
Dates for 2020 are: 
Sunday 6th December 2020 - 10am -12.30pm 
Wednesday 9th December 2020 - 10am -12.30pm 
Dates for 2021 coming soon......keep watching. 
So sorry to have to remove dates for November 2020, due to new lockdown 
restrictions. I hope we will be able to resume workshops very soon. 
Cost : £35.00 
I am looking forward to taking part in Makers Market From Home Christmas Bonanza on 15th November 2020. 
Please visit #makersmarketfromhome and my Instagram site @symondsjulia and follow the links from there.  
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 : 
GiftVouchers will be available at any of the craft markets that Textilia will be taking part in during 2019. 
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