Our Textile Town

Join us for FREE family textile workshops inspired by Padiham's world-class Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth wanted to keep traditional textile skills alive and used her textile collection at Gawthorpe Hall “to show people how”. Join in our artist-led workshops and learn textile skills inspired by the textiles Rachel made and collected from around the world.

Free Family Workshops at The Picture House Gallery 

These are free drop-in sessions with artist Haesel Abbott, from 10.30am-3pm. Materials and refreshments included. Family workshops, everyone welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Saturday 11th May – Kantha Embroidery
  • Saturday 22nd June – Berlin Woolwork Embroidery
  • Saturday 20th July – Cross-Stitch Embroidery
  • Saturday 24th August – Rag-Rugging
  • Saturday 14th September – Embroidered Ticking Sampler
  • Saturday 12th October – Embroidered Bandana

Workshops held in Padiham town centre at:

The Picture House Gallery,

4, 6 & 8 Burnley Road,

BB12 8BX

Adult Workshops

With artist Elnaz Yazdani. Booking essential. Sessions from 12-3pm. Materials included. Adults only (16+).

  • Saturday 27th July – Contemporary Embroidery – £10
  • Saturday 21st September – Goldwork Embroidery – £20
  • Saturday 16th October – Experimental Goldwork Embroidery – £20

Workshops held at:

Gawthorpe Hall,


BB12 8UA (SatNav BB12 8SD)

For more information and to book visit gawthorpetextiles.org.uk/events or call 01282 773963 (Weds and Thurs)