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Peg Loom Weaving

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 9th February

(£60 + £7 materials)

Agnis Smallwood is a Designer Maker Researcher and Educator. Since completing her BA in Contemporary Applied Art at Cumbria Institute of the Arts, in 2009, she has continued to passionately make. Agnis specialises in constructed textiles using fleece, fibre and yarn to design and create. Agnis graduated in 2017 from Goldsmiths, University of London in MA in Artist Teachers and Contemporary Practices. As well as making her own work, Agnis now spends much of her time facilitating opportunities in which people are able to gather together and make for themselves, whether that be within communities, schools, hospitals or museums and galleries.

More about the artist can be found:

Instagram: @agnissmallwood

Within this workshop, the artist Agnis Smallwood will guide you through the process of weaving a chunky scarf using a peg loom. You will have the freedom to design and create your very own bespoke scarf using a range of different yarns from natural to manmade and in a variety of colours, thicknesses and textures. You will be given guidance and support throughout the workshop from warping up your peg loom, to how to combine colours and textures as well as shown a few different techniques that you may like to try within your work. As well as leaving with your own woven scarf you will also leave with the skills to weave on a peg loom.

You may like to use some yarn within your chunky scarf that you have spun for yourself. If so you may like to join Agnis in January with her Drop Spindle Spinning Workshop on Saturday 26th January.

This workshop is aimed at beginners however will still enjoyable for those with some weaving experience as design, colour and texture can be explored further in their work. The peg looms being used have two gauges, the larger setting can be used for those with reduced dexterity.

Please note: We don't issue physical tickets. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase.
Saturday 9th February (10 am - 4pm) The Courthouse, Thirsk Tickets Available: 8
Ticket(s) 67.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

If you require any special assistance in the workshop, please let us know in advance.

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

Peg Loom Weaving

Peg Loom Weaving
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