Tartan Caledonia

Contact name: Ashleigh Slater
Total bookings
over 8 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Trained as a Masterweaver and graduated with a 2.1 BDes Hons from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) in 2012. Pending an MA in 2020, Ashleigh has a range of various skills, to help you weave and design your own project. Ashleigh runs workshop 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.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Cyanotype prints
Next date: Aug 20th
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Next date: Aug 23rd
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Weaving: the journey begins
Next date: Sep 7th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
3 Jun 22'

Iona Kelly reviewed: Cyanotype prints

"Ashleigh was very knowledgeable, which was just as well because we knew nothing about the subject at all! He provided a range of items for us to use and was very open to all of ideas, no matter how random. Cyanotype is a very niche area and it was interesting to learn about it."

23 May 22'

Judith Roberts reviewed: Weaving: the journey begins

"I had such a wonderful day weaving with Ashleigh. He explained everything very clearly and was very informative about different types of weaving and patterns. I was thrilled with my finished piece and having leaner different techniques I am now set to make a scarf in my favourite pattern. The course is held at Nest which is a crafters’ delight. I would highly recommend Ashleigh and can’t wait to go back."

16 May 22'

Sharon-Leah Perry reviewed: Cyanotype prints

"I had a fantastically inspiring time with Ashleigh who shared so many different techniques & ideas with me. He made the workshop very understandable, fun & enjoyable & had so much material prepared for me to choose from to use for my printing. I loved being able to experiment with soaking one of my pieces in a strong tea solution, that I currently have another piece soaking in very strong coffee for comparison. I have since shared my with my family who also appreciated the learning experience & knowledge that Ashleigh shared with me. I would highly recommend doing this workshop with Ashleigh, or even one of the other workshops he does. He is very knowledgeable & has a gift of breaking things down into easy to understand pieces. THANK YOU ASHLEIGH !"

10 May 22'

Maureen Kerr reviewed: Weaving: the journey begins

"I have just had an amazing day with Ashleigh Slater on this weaving course. He is an excellent tutor!!! I had the best fun and tuition I’ve had for a long time. He is so patient, even with someone like me who needs constant looking after. I produced a piece of weaving about a foot and a half long in the most diverse patterns. Chuffed?? Absolutely !!! Thank you Ashleigh."

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