Tartan design (Digital) e-course



Want to try something new a try your hand at tartan design? This course will consist of 3-hour tutorials over two-sessions - 6-hour on-line tutorial in total. Plus extra time for tartan finalising and logo design with optional design registration if required. This course will be using Zoom conferencing.

The first part of the course will start by giving you an introduction to tartan and the design process. Over the course, I will present my tartan portfolio and explain how tartan can reflect modernity and freshness in modern tartans. I'll introduce you to various design tools and give you ideas on how to develop your design. After the first session, you will be given some time to build your ideas before joining me on-line for session two.

The second part of the course will encompass a range of techniques and design elements using various design software to bring you design into visualisation. Exploring your ideas and evolving your final design. After the course, you will have designed and created your tartan. *If you are a weaver, the course can be tailored to develop the design into weaving plans.

From colour to the design, I will guide you through the process of tartan; this is an excellent gift for families, wedding, birthdays and graduations. After the course has completed if any ideas or designs that still need adjusting before registration, full design support will be on offer via email or Zoom.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Tartan design ready to register after the course. (Registration fee's not included in the course)

*Please note you must have the internet to attend the virtual course, once booked I use Zoom Conferencing. All links and detail will be sent after the session is booked.

What you will need

Computer with microphone output and speakers. Internet connectivity. Web camera not necessary.


Ashleigh Slater at Tartan Caledonia

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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


8 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Caroline Pitt - - #31770

This was booked more for curiosity about tartan than anything. Ashleigh obviously loves his work and wants to share his knowledge. A very enjoyable experience from learning some history, to designing my own tartan. I (with Ashleighs help) am now going to register the design & hopefully get the weave made up. He has patience and amazing software to make the whole process fascinating.

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Jenny Farrar - - #30350

Thank you Ashleigh for a very interesting and comprehensive overview of the processes involved in tartan design and registration. I have enjoyed learning something new from a patient and experienced teacher! This has been my first venture into online craft courses and it was a very positive experience that I would not hesitate to repeat.

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Joe - - #29906

This is a fantastic course that will guide you through the entire process from concept to designing and registering your own tartan. Ashleigh is a great tutor and goes above and beyond to help you bring your vision to life and I am thrilled with the tartan I have created. Even after the course has finished Ashleigh has been at the end of a phone or e-mail to help. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in tartan or craft.

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