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.

This Thursday 5th September we have our regular monthly textile workshop. This session we are going to FOLLOW OUR CONVICTIONS AND make

banners for the Global Climate Strike Day on SepTEMBER 20th.

We have used a defunct camping mat for our banner. If you can, please bring along something you already have to form the backing.

We will provide all the materials for you to design and make the lettering and images you want. We have fabric to cut out and sew on, but we also have fabric paints and pastels. If you would prefer to decorate a t-shirt with your message, please bring one along. No particular skills needed - just enthusiasm! This comes with tea and cake and a warm friendly atmosphere thrown in.

First timers to Daily Thread get the session free. Anyone else £4/ £3 (for B12 residents). All welcome. 6.30-9pm. Access is via the front entrance of The Old Print Works on Moseley Road, B12 9AH. We are on the first floor. Please ring the door bell to be let in.

Extinction Rebellion Birmingham will be represented

FIRST SESSION FREE!


MOSeLeY ROAD BAths project

DAILY THREAD HAS BEEN working with moseley road baths to create a piece of practical art work - some seat covers for the benches in their refurbished tea rooms that will inspire people to swim.

Here are the seats so far.

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.

Moving from a caring role back into a more public-facing life has been hard, but being creative really helps. Coming to Daily Thread is a great bridge - conversation happens around me and I can be focused on my craft rather than seeming standoffish. Then I can talk when I’m ready. Daily Thread participant.

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


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

  • A RESPONSE TO FAST FASHION

  • A MAKE A BAG SESSION

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.