Jan has over 30 years experience in the textile field working in Higher Education running a Constructed Textile Resource at University of Cumbria, formally Cumbria Institute of the Arts. She is well accustomed to getting the very best out of students having worked with BA and MA students studying Contemporary Applied Arts, so is now able to offer s...pecialised weave courses for a wide range of abilities. More

Get Weaving

Mon-Thurs 1st- 4th June 2020

"Get Weaving"

Higham Hall

Bassenthwaite Lake


Higham Hall is a beautiful residential independent college. They pride themselves on creating a relaxed environment for learning. Charming surrounds and outstanding food.

Introduction to weaving, exploring the use of colour and texture. On the is course you'll learn to set up a 4 shaft table loom and be able to follow weaving patterns. Suitable for all abilities, from absolute beginners to those weavers keen to explore more complex patterns

To book, cost £328 residential/£229 non-residential

Contact- 01768 776276



Become a Weaver

Tues/Wed 9th/10th June 2020

"Become a Weaver"

The Eden Workshop at the Appleby Hub


This popular two day workshop is designed to teach you how to warp up or dress your loom on the first day before moving on to experimenting with colour, texture and pattern on the second day. It is aimed at both those who have bought looms and would like to learn to warp up or those thinking of buying. Jan will have the warps prepared but will explain how you prepare a warp using a warping board. if you have an Ashford table top four or eight shaft loom or similar and you would like to bring it please check direct with Jan that it is suitable.

Cost £130 incl all materials, refreshments & lunch

Contact Jane 07890 017715 or

Sarah Appleby Hub Manager 017683 51640


Loom Weaving - Scarf day workshop

Saturday 25th July 2020

"Weaving on a Loom – Scarf day workshop"

The Makers Mill

Greta Side

Keswick, CA12 5LG

Whether you're a beginner or already a weaver this will be a lovely opportunity to experiment with colour and textiure. I'll take the mystery out of pattern reading. Looms will be set up and ready to go on the day

Cost £72 including all materials

www.themakersmill.co.uk Tel: 017687 98387

Summer Retreat

Tues/Wed/Thurs 28th/29th/30th July 2020


"Become a Weaver – all you need to know in 3 days"

Swallows and Artisans

Lanehead, East of Lake, Coniston LA21 8AA

Design and weave your own unique fabric with particular focus on colour selection, texture and pattern creation. Dress your loom and weave!

Join us for this 3 day relaxed creative workshop to learn how to design and weave your own unique fabric focusing on colour, texture and pattern, dress a 4 shaft table loom. All this will take place in a bright purpose built workshop with adjoining accommodation available at our historic property, Lanehead, complete with stunning views overlooking Coniston Water and the mountains.

Day 1 - focus on choosing a weave pattern and planning a warp, selecting the right balance of colour and texture

Day 2 - by the end of the day your loom will be dressed and you will commence weaving

Day 3 - a full day of weaving and learning all the finishing techniques

This course is perfect whether you're a complete beginner and would love to have a go, or if you already know some basics, maybe set your own loom up and woven some patterns. Jan will guide you through the whole process, provide you with tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving in a relaxed learning environment.

To book, The cost will be £259.31 including lunches, cakes and refreshments.

Lanehead can offer super king size/twin family rooms with lake and mountain views on a B&B basis. You're welcome to extend your stay if you would like to spend more time enjoying the Lake District.

Alternatively, if you require more space, we have Lake House, a 3 bedroom self catered holiday cottage, on the same site. You can find more information on the websites www.laneheadconiston.co.uk

Contact Karen directly for info 07903 324310



Saturday 5th September 2020

"Tartan Weaving"

The Makers Mill

Greta Side

Keswick, CA12 5LG

Classic Tartan Patterns to explored on the day to make your own scarf.

Come and weave Tartan on a 4 shaft table loom. Perfect introduction to weaving for beginners and those wanting to develop their skills further. Looms will be set up and ready to go on the day.

Cost £72 including all materials

www.themakersmill.co.uk Tel: 017687 98387

Silk Weaving

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

"Silk Weaving"

Farfield Mill


Learn to weave with silk, the looms will be set up with a beautiful mix of colours to create your own unique luxurious scarf. Suitable for beginners and weavers wanting to develop their skills further

To book, cost £55 plus £5 on the day for materials

Contact- 015396 21958


Silk Weaving


135 Scotby Road, Scotby, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8BJ

Tel: 01228 513758 - EMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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