Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
Enjoy a day learning about the ancient craft of weaving, I teach the fundamentals of weaving to get you started on a journey of discovery. Weave your own tweed sampler using a table loom. Spend a day here in the studio; Learn how to design your own tweeds, and woolly delights. From the design to the weave you will experience a day trying a new craft or refreshing you skills.
The aim is to get you excited and ready for your own weaving journey. We do the hard work as your loom will be pre-warped, and ready to go.
*Please note if you have your own loom you can bring it with you, the course can be adapted to suit you and your own loom. Larger projects and other days can be negotiated to weave you own cloth suitable for upholstery, runners, clothing etc.
This course runs on Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays & Saturday - £70 includes lunch
Mondays and Saturdays fee is £70 including lunch.
*Sunday fee is £100 (booking essential) 10:00 till 4:00 This option is available with an extra special bonus you will be given a scrumptious 3-course lunch. Sunday Weaving Days are available during the Spring to Autumn season only.
What's included in the price?
~ Materials & Yarns are supplied.
~ Refreshments are available throughout the day.
~ Lunch is supplied at Blairgowries 'Cargills Restaurant & Bistro'.
~ printed hand-outs
My 16 year old son attended this course. He is interested in taking up weaving as a career. Ashleigh created a one to one day for him, letting him try different looms & techniques. He had a lovely lunch included in the price. He brought home samples he'd woven & handouts & lots of useful advice. He got a great follow up email with loads of links & can go back for a follow up course for £30. A great course run by a really nice guy. A really good way to get into weaving.
I attended Ashleigh's weaving class last Monday and Tuesday. I had just bought a rigid heddle loom and I thought this class would be a good chance to have practical help in how to use it - and I wasn't disappointed! I learnt how to warp up, how to weave plain weave and how to weave some other techniques too such as clasp-weaving and the use of the pick up stick to create patterns and how to read and interpret a weaving pattern. Ashleigh shared lots of other tips and advise too which no doubt came from his many years experience as a professional weaver. Ashleigh was very attentive, but also sensitive to times when I just needed to be left alone to weave at my own pace! Lunch on the first day was included in the price of the class and consisted of a soup and sandwich lunch with tea or coffee at a local cafe. There were plenty of eating places in Blairgowrie to try out on the second day, and I chose one just over the road from Ashleigh's studio. Blairgowrie is a very pleasant little town, and I was able to explore the local shops during the lunch hours and also take a walk along the riverside paths. Altogether this was a very interesting and enjoyable two days, and I learnt a lot about weaving. It was well worth the cost and the journey from my home town of Liverpool to attend.
I found the tuition really useful and helpful - you answered all my questions and with patience. Although it is early days yet I find I am remembering well - I have my loom up and running at home. I am now totally hooked on weaving!
I was taught how to weave by Ashleigh and rate his teaching and course content very highly. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all aspects of weaving, and combines a sound knowledge base with the ability to let a learner move at her own pace. As a result of doing a weaving course with Ashleigh, I bought a small hand loom and was able to go back to see him as I developed new skills. What I really liked about this course was its setting in Blairgowrie, with its links to weaving history. Highly recommended.