Every Tuesday from 10:30 – 16:30 at Whitchurch Silk Mill, Amanda demonstrates the creativity and expression that Saori free-form weaving inspires. Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to have a go on the loom themselves and put something of themselves into a collaborative piece.

Whitchurch Silk Mill is the perfect location for these demonstrations. A central part of the village of Whitchurch, the mill has been working since 1817 and is the oldest silk mill in the UK to remain in its original building. Using 19th century machinery and preserved knowledge, the mill continues to produce silk and has dressed cast members of  BBC productions such as Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008). Throughout the year, the mill works with the local community, youth groups and independent textile artists, setting up events and activities that provide a hands-on experience with history and with weaving. To learn more about the mill, visit their website: For more information about Amanda’s weaving demonstrations, get in touch via our contact page.