Your Pathway

Your Pathway is a programme designed to help unemployed people aged 18 years and over get the skills and work experience they need to progress towards employment. 

Participants will form an artist led makers collective and will work alongside our supportive craft tutors to create arts and craft pieces which are then developed into products to sell. 

Life and Loom is a textile studio, so it follows that central to our mission is helping to train people to become skilled in textile craft. However, what we offer is not entirely vocational and we do not put expectations on people to be employed in weaving. By being part of a social enterprise and engaging in handcraft, people learn more than purely academic and functional skills; they learn transferable work and life skills, and most importantly they learn to value themselves.

Our approach incorporates 6 hours of textile craft every week in our safe and nurturing textile studio and is fully funded through the European Social Fund. 


What is involved?

- 6 hours per week

- Monday or Friday

- 10am-4pm

- Fully funded by the European Social Fund


- Aged 18 or above

- A legal resident and eligible to work in the UK

- Unemployed and entirely without work


We support people to develop a personal learning plan which uses SMART goals in three areas: Personal Growth, Becoming Skilled and Community Relationships. 

Using hand-craft we support people to develop employability skills in the following areas:

- Self-management

- Teamwork

- Business and customer awareness

- Problem solving

- Communication and reading/writing

- Maths

- IT Skills

Please contact us for more information