The Trust is passionate about the various educational opportunities available and these can be offered through various themes which in turn can be tailored for students of all ages and abilities.

We work with professional teachers, craft practitioners, historians and engineers who are keen to share their experience and enthusiasm in bringing to life the many aspects of the woollen industry of the Stroud valleys.

Talks, walks and workshops may be found under Events.

For schools, our ‘discover’ programme will provide an exciting stimulus to many curriculum topics and we are developing our range within the orbit of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). This helps you with:
• Local studies
• Changing materials
• Engineering principles
• The Industrial Revolution
• Buildings

Some feedback from our work with local schools:

“Very impressed with the whole day. Staff pitched the sessions very well for age and size of groups.” – Teacher from Kingswood Primary School

“I liked the weaving at Gigg Mill”  – Ria,age 9




Collaborative educational activities

We have delivered sessions in conjunction with the Society of Dyers and Colourists and with the Museum in the Park, Stroud. We are always interested to hear about possible partnerships in this regard.

Craft workshops for adults are also held, lectures and walks can be arranged for groups.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like more information.
Contact Jane Ford >

On behalf of the Stroudwater Textile Trust and the Textile Studio, Stroud


Young Persons Skills Workshop

Young Persons Skills Workshop

The course is designed for students aged 15+ to teach the technical skill of pattern construction, creative design and manufacturing skills.

Tutors are both professionals in their field; bespoke designer Kathryn Clarke and silkscreen printer Liz Lippiatt

Over the weekend you will be shown how to

Design and construct a pattern for a skirt to fit your figure

Screen print your own design onto the fabric for the skirt

Stitch a custom made skirt to your own design

To book please email Liz at or

Telephone Kathryn on 07773 692322


Spindle spinning with young Anglo-Saxons at Horsley School