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

Weaving Tweeds and Textures

Saturday 5th September 2020

"Weaving Tweeds and Textures"

The Makers Mill

Greta Side

Keswick, CA12 5LG

Come and enjoy a day weaving tweed on a 4 shaft table loom. This class is perfect for beginners and weavers with alittle more experience will enjoy experimenting with traditional patterns and incorporating unusual textured yarns to create a unique modern scarf

Cost £72 including all materials

www.themakersmill.co.uk Tel: 017687 98387

Get Weaving

Fri-Mon 16th-19th October 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 27th/28th October 2020

"Become a Weaver"

Farfield Mill


If you know the basics, maybe set up your own loom and woven some patterns, or have never done any weaving before and would love to have ago. The 2 day course will take you through the whole process of winding a warp and dressing a loom to weaving your cloth, Jan will provide you with all the tips, tricks and techniques to ease your path into weaving.

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

Contact- 015396 21958


Autumn Weaving Retreat

Tues/Wed/Thurs 10th/11th/12th November 2020


"Design and Weave Your Own Tweed3 day course

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 tweed. Traditional tweed has well and truly been brought up to date in recent years and is now very much in vogue. This is the perfect opportunity to either begin weaving or continue your journey. We will cover pattern planning, colour selection, dressing a loom, reading and weaving classic tweed patterns.

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 tweed pattern and planning a warp, selecting the right balance of colours.

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

Your fabric will be suitable for making cushions, bags, purses or your own sewing projects.

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 £240 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


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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