Enjoy a day in rural Perthshire here in Blairgowrie, learning about tartan. The course starts with the morning session talking about tartan design and giving you the skills to take away after the course to design and register your own tartan. We look at inspiration, and colours to create yarn wraps exploring colour values The afternoon session gives you a taster on weaving tartan. The loom will be set up with a generic tartan design, and you will then get to try your hand at weaving a small sampler. This will give you an understanding of how colours and design look together woven. Your day's experience is an exciting journey that will teach you a new craft. The class aims to teach you the basics of tartan design and weaving. For a longer session, please contact me, and the course can be spread over two days. We do the hard work as your loom will be pre-warped and ready to go. *With covid-19 restrictions being relaxed, I am opening the classes for 2-people at present. The bookings of 2 people must be from the same household or social bubble at this stage.

What's included in the price?

Materials & yarns are supplied For the design phase, you will get the tools for yarn wraps and printed hand-outs. Refreshments are available throughout the day. * You will be asked a day before the course if you or anyone in your family has had COVID-19 for safety. The studio space is located in a non-public area, and the room and looms will be full-cleaned before the classes start. Please bring your own lunch. The town has ample cafes located out and about.


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Tartan Caledonia

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Trained as a Masterweaver and graduated with a 2.1 BDes Hons from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) in 2012. MA in Art and Social Practise, Ashleigh has a range of various skills, to help you weave and design your own project. Ashleigh runs workshops all year round. The studio's primary focus is now the three T's - tartan, tweed & tuition. The studio also offers a unique service where he can take looms into workshops and visit off-site if required.


Nest Creative Spaces / Tartan Caledonia, 47 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6ND

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Tutor can travel
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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