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Woven Table Runner (8th Feb)

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Woven Table Runner (8th Feb)

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 8th February

(£58 + £7 materials)

Learn how to weave using a peg loom whilst exploring a range of different yarns from natural to manmade, to make your very own woven table runner.

You will have access to a range of different yarns from natural to manmade and a variety of colours, thicknesses and textures. You will have the freedom to design your own unique outcome whilst being 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 table runner you will also leave with the skills to weave on a peg loom.

This workshop is led by Agnis Smallwood, 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 woven textiles using fibre and yarn to design and create

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Suitable For: All abilities - This workshop is aimed at beginners, however it is still enjoyable for those with some weaving experience as you can think more about the design that you create as well as their use of colour and texture within their work.

The peg looms being used have two gauges, the larger setting can be used for those with reduced dexterity.


Materials: All materials and equipment will be provided. Please bring along an apron and gardening gloves.

Extra Info: We do not use paper tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase

Saturday 8th February, 10am- 4pm , Rural Arts, The Courthouse Tickets Available: 10
Tickets 65.00

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

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 wheelchair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and a 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


Woven Table Runner (8th Feb)

Woven Table Runner (8th Feb)
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