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 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, home teaching groups, art groups, holiday clubs, etc. 

Autumn/Winter Programme 2018/19 coming soon. More news on future workshops due in September 18. 

All workshops can be booked directly using my booking link 

  Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival.  Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2018.  

This is a new festival/market for Textilia. I'm very much looking forward to trying new things this Autumn and working at different venues. 
Textilia will have some small sampleit looms availbe for 'Have a go' workshops and a range of textiles to purchase too. 
My friend The Woodland Haberdasher, will be there with her lovely stall full of lovely hand dyed textiles and carved wooden delights! 
Come and find us and say hello!! 
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:  
Saturday 1st September 11am - 2pm * 
Cost: £45 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. 
How Hill Craft Fair. 
October 24, 2018  
11:00 am – 4:00 pm 
A huge range of local craft stalls and demonstrations. 
Dyke dipping and orienteering for children (£1 per child.) Gardens open. refreshments and light lunches available throughout the day. 
£3 per adult, children and Friends of How Hill 
Textilia will have a stall at How Hill again on 24th October 2018. Looking forward to another grand day in this beautiful setting. Hope to see you there? 
Spinning and Fibre Preparation Workshop. 
Sunday 16th September 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Sunday 18th November 10.00am -4.00pm 
Christmas Fayre at Kings Centre. 
30 Queen Anne’s Rd, Great Yarmouth, NR31 0LE 
10th November 2018 - 11.00am -15.00pm 
Textilia will be having a stall at this Christmas Fayre, I hope to see you there for some festive cheer and Christmas stocking fillers. 

Saturday Morning Young Weavers Workshops. 

Dates: Next workshops coming October Half Term.  
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 
Weave to Sew Workshops: Pouch Making. 
An opportunity to make your weaving into something special and original.  
Those people who have their owns looms already can come to the second workshop which is a construction session only. 
Please bring a piece you have woven that measures approximately 30cms x 60cms. 
Please book directly through Suffolk Wildlife Trust. 
Please feel free to email me with any enquiries at 


If you want more information or have a question please email me at or 
Textilia will protect your privacy and not share your contact details with third parties.  
If at anytime you wish to be removed from receiving details of workshops or a newsletter  
just let me know and I will remove your details.  
Thank you. 
New dates to look forward to are coming soon, 
Autumn programme of workshops and events will be available mid September on the website. 
Keep in touch with facebook page : Textilia and Instagram: symondsjulia 
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