Each week we hold open textiles sessions on Tuesdays during the day and on Thursday evenings. There is also a session on the first Saturday of each month. For further details see below.

NEXT WORKSHOP is a response to FAST fashion - THURSDAY 7TH MARCH 6.30-9PM

Are you worried about the environmental footprint of your wardrobe? Given that women generally contribute more to this than men, we thought we would take the opportunity this International Women's Day to think about #FastFashion and see how we can help. Come along and think with us about how we can use textiles skills to alter, repair and upcycle clothes. Bring along an item you would like to change in some way. Alternatively use the session to create a #craftivist message for the fashion industry. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday 6.30-9pm. Includes tea & homemade cake. Your first time is free! After that, sessions are just £4 (or £3 for concessions or if you live in B12). All welcome (including men)!

Suitable for beginners; full instruction will be provided.

tea & homemade cake.

FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE OLD PRINT WORKS; first floor. all welcome.

all for a very affordable £4 (£3 concessions and B12 residents). FIRST SESSION FREE!

a community textiles space

I was looking for a sewing class but nothing too formal.  Daily Thread is great because everyone is really friendly and they have varied knowledge about different techniques.  Alex, Daily Thread participant.

I’m usually tired and worn out from work when I arrive, but textile night never fails to be life-giving.  I always leave refreshed and thankful I came.  Karen, Daily Thread participant.

THERE are three weekly SESSIONs and a regular monthly saturday session WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY DAILY THREAD


EXCEPT FOR led workshops Your first session IS free! Sessions £4 or £3 for concessions & those who live in b12.  Pay up front for One month of your preferred session: £14/£11

  • Tuesdays 10am-1pm & 1PM-4PM.  Come along and use the space, including large cutting table, sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc.

  • Thursdays 6.30-9pm.  A sociable textiles session where you can do your own thing, learn something new, help someone else, etc.  Tea, coffee and homemade cake is always available.  

  • Saturdays: On the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm.  Daily Thread Yarnwork.  Bring along your yarn project - spinning, knitting, crochet, tatting, etc. Or just come along if you would like to learn from others.  Share ideas, skills and inspiration.  Natter.  Eat cake.

THURSDAY EVENING LED WORKSHOPS:

Group workshops first Thursday of every month. see the top of this page for the next one. All materials included. All workshops suitable for beginners. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. All levels, beginner to experienced welcome!  No booking required. Hot drinks and homemade cake available. We finish at 9pm. Cost of sessions £4 (£3 concessions). first timers free!

PLEASE DRESS WARMLY IN THE WINTER MONTHS.

we have previously had the following great workshops:

  • REMEMBRANCE POPPIES

  • MAKE A MORSBAG

  • KNITTED HAT WORKSHOP

  • CROCHET GRANNY SQUARES

  • GET TO KNOW A SEWING MACHINE

  • DRESS DESIGN from inspiration to final design

  • PATTERN MAKING - an exact fit for your body

  • DORSET BUTTONS

  • PICTURE WEAVING

  • CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS & ECO-GIFTBAGS

  • BODY SCAN & 3D DIGITAL FASHION DESIGN INTERACTIVE DEMO

  • PATCHWORK

  • STITCH A TREE

  • CONTINENTAL KNITTING

  • T-SHIRT UPCYCLING TO MAKE A REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG

  • BEADED COVERS FOR AL FRESCO DINING

  • BEAD WEAVING

  • SPECIAL KNITTING STITCHES

  • TABLET WEAVING

Can you lead a workshop? Just drop us a line with your idea to info@oldprintworks.org

WHAT IS DAILY THREAD?

Daily Thread is gathering momentum.  Ok, so it's not quite daily yet as our name suggests, but that's what we are aiming for, and we are equipped with traditional looms, a knitting machine, sewing machines, fabric, books, and a friendly space (with sofas, and often cake) where you can meet other makers.

For experienced textilers, beginners and everyone in between.

  • Would you like to craft and create alongside others?

  • Do you hoard textile scraps for a project you might do one day? Would you prefer to share these with others to ensure they get used? Or maybe you hate to throw things away but don’t have the space to store them?

  • Join us for a good natter while you knit, embroider, design or crochet with like-minded people.

  • Would you like to learn how to weave on a loom?

  • Do you attend a textiles class, and would like to carry on meeting after it has finished? Bring your whole class along!

  • Maybe you have a backlog of mending or alterations that you never get around to doing, either because you are busy, or because you don’t feel confident about doing them.

Come and share ideas with others, get or give advice and help, create communal art pieces.

We have a large quantity of fabrics and yarn - please do add to these if you have fabric or yarn (or any other textiles, patterns, instruction or ideas books or equipment) you no longer need.  We want to inspire people to reuse and create.  We have a collection point for these items at our stall at Moseley Farmers’ Market every month.

WHY NOT BOOK your session HERE? OR JUST DROP in.

To find out more just drop us a line on info@oldprintworks.org.