Design Junction




Design Junction was a dream thought up by us whilst we were studying at University of Southampton.

Back in 2019 we began Winchester Life Drawing Club where we met many wonderful people who connected us to the thriving creative culture within Winchester. Fast forward to 2021 and we were lucky enough (and persistent enough) to be given the opportunity to open our own venue thanks to the help of Winchester City Council. With Jake graduating with a BA in Fine Art and Amy graduating with a BA in Textile (Knitwear) Design, we put our heads together and came up with a concept that would boost the local area and bring an original concept to the centre of Winchester. We believe that art should be shared and experienced together without breaking the bank, that’s why we offer creative classes that everyone can enjoy for a fair price. Join us for one of our brand new tufting workshops!

Jake and Amy

What is tufting?

Tufting is a form of rug making that has been around for many years. Using a power assisted tufting machine, you shoot yarn into woven fabric to create a fluffy or looped rug. Tufting has been revolutionised in recent years due to the availability and affordability of industrial machines. With the right pressure and angle you can create some beautiful and effective pieces. Its great to see such a traditional craft form adapt with modern technology to create a unique crafting experience.

What to expect from a workshop?

In one of our standard 4 hour workshops you will have the chance to design and create your very own 40x40cm rug or wall hanging. We will walk you through the basics of the tufting machines and get you tufting within minutes. Although we get you started straight away we allow plenty of time in our workshops for you to relax, take your time and practise. You will be provided with top quality equipment including strong tufting cloth and a range of yarn colours to ensure you can capture all your details and end with a durable bespoke piece.