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. 

 Summer Programme 2019.  

All workshops can be booked directly using my booking link 
 
 
 
Town and Country 
Spinning and Weaving Workshop. 
Also take a look at Annie's Alpaca Yoga Retreat at Burnt Fen in September. 
https://burntfen.co.uk/alpaca-yoga-retreat 
 
 
New dates for 2019 /2020. 
 
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019. ( Extra Date) 
Thursday 12th March and Friday 13th March 2020. 
Thursday 28th May and Friday 29th May 2020. 
Thursday 17th September and Friday 18th September 2020. 
 
 
 
This is a two day workshop. 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Home made cooked lunch and refreshments included 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 bring your own wheel). 
Cost: £140 
 
All booking through www.burntfen.co.uk please. 
Feel free to ask any questions just email me at juliasymonds@hotmail.co.uk 
Summer Holiday Workshop for Young Weavers. 
 
This is a workshop for young people of all abilities. 
Day one: This will be purely weaving and is a longer session (10.30am - 2.30pm) than usual, to allow enough fabric to be made for constructing our pouch on day two. 
Day Two: As requested this is a day when the young weavers will be making a simple zip pouch from their weaving to take home. 
 
FULLY BOOKED!! 
 
Dates: Wednesday 7th August 2019 and Thursday 8th August 2019 
Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm 
Venue: Textilia Studio, Lion House , Muspole St. Norwich. 
NR3 1DJ 
Cost: £40 per day 
 
N.B. Day One can be booked as a stand alone workshop, weaving only. 
 
**New Dates added.** 
Tuesday 13th August 10.30 -2.30pm 
Wednesday 14th August 10.30 -2.30pm 
Click 'Book Here' button or go to www.bookwhen.com/textilia 
 
Refreshments available during the morning. 
Please advise of dietary requirements. 
If the young weavers want to bring a packed lunch with them that is fine as we run over the lunchtime period. 
5 spaces available. 
Age suitable for 8yrs upwards. 
 

 Adult Taster Workshops. 

Suffolk Wildlife Trust  Fen Weaving and Fibrecraft Weekend.   

Pictures of last November's Weaving and Fibrecraft Weekend. 
 
 
Location: Redgrave and Lopham Fen South Lopham, Diss Suffolk.  
IP22 2HX  
 
Dates : Saturday 16th November 2019 and Sunday 17th November 2019. 
 
 
Times: 10.00am - 4.30pm (Saturday) and 10.00am - 4.00pm (Sunday). 
 
All bookings through Suffolk Wildlife Trust (link below). 
 
https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2019-11-16-fen-weaving-fibrecraft-weekend 
 
 
 
 
Drop in and Weave or Spin sessions on Fridays. **New Drop in and Weave sessions on Tuesday evenings!!!** 
After some interest I have decided to hold a drop in and weave 
or spin session on Friday mornings starting on January 11th 2019. 
 
I will be available in Textilia's studio each Friday from 9.30am until 2.30pm, for those folk who are interested in pursuing their interests in weaving and spinning, wanting to develop projects and enjoy the company of like minded people. 
 
I am offering a pay as you go system and if you think you might be interested in these sessions please could you drop me an email juliasymonds@hotmail.co.uk? 
 
Refreshments are included. 
It is preferable to have your own loom, but there is a possibilty of hiring a loom from me although these are quite limited. 
 
**In addition to Friday morning drop in weaving sessions, I am offering the same sessions on a Tuesday evening from 17.00pm until 20.00pm during the lighter Summer evenings. 
If you are interested in joining our Tuesday sessions please could you register your interest by emailing me at juliasymonds@hotmail.co.uk. 
The first session will start on Tuesday 14th May 2019.  
It will be a sign in and pay as you go arrangement each time you come along.** 
 
 
Textilia is looking forward to being a part of the Thrigby Arts Festival 2019 
 
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Adult taster sessions are for people new to weaving 
and want to have a go.  
Using a pre-warped rigid heddle loom 
come and experiment with colour and texture. 
Enjoy the relaxing experience of weaving.  
This is a freeform style of weaving, you can enjoy 
playing with techniques and creating an original piece 
to take home with you. 
 
Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm 
 
Dates:  
Saturday 22nd June 2019 
Wednesday 10th July 2019 
Saturday 3rd August 2019  
Wednesday 4th September 2019 
Saturday 28th September 2019  
Wednesday 9th October 2019  
Saturday 26th October 2019 
Wednesday 6th November 2019 
Saturday 11th January 2020 
Wednesday 15th January 2020  
 
Venue: Textilia's Studio, Lion House, 
20-28 Muspole St, 
Norwich, NR3 1DJ 
 
Cost: £35 
 
Prices include all equipment, materials and light refreshments. 
Please advise of any dietary requirements. 
 
 
Textilia will be taking part in How Hill Craft Fair on Wednesday 23rd October 2019.  
Looking forward to this event as it is always a lovely day in an idyllic location. 
Textilia will also be taking part in The UNIK Market in The Forum Norwich on Friday 4th October and Saturday 5th October 2019. This is a new Market for me so I am very much looking forward to trying something new. Please come along and say hello. 
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 : juliasymonds@hotmail.co.uk. 
 
GiftVouchers will be available at any of the craft markets that Textilia will be taking part in during 2019. 
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