Big Cat Textiles: masterclasses with the world’s best artists and designers

Big Cat Textiles is one of the leading providers of textile masterclasses in the UK and in the international textile community. The masterclasses are ideal for the seasoned practitioner and keen amateur alike, offering the opportunity for participants to develop and hone their existing skills or experiment with new techniques under the expert tutelage of master textiles artists and designers from around the world. The classes take place in the bright, open textiles studio in a converted Burgher chapel in Newburgh, the walls of which are adorned with textile art pieces and vintage textiles paraphernalia, offering inspiration wherever you look.

Take a look at this short video to find out about Newburgh, the studio and the tutors that teach here.

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Attention students: sponsored classes!

To encourage students to attend classes we feel would be of particular benefit to them, we are offering 2 discounted student places on each of the following courses:

Sponsored places on each class are allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. One sponsored place per student per year.

Staying in Newburgh

The town of Newburgh provides an inspiring and dramatic location for the Big Cat Textile studio, nestling between steep craggy hills and the Tay estuary with its extensive reed beds, and benefitting from the east of Scotland’s wide open skies and generous hours of sunshine. There is a lively social scene in Newburgh and the surrounding villages, with regular cinema screenings and musical events, and some good places to eat.

We have contacts in a range of lodgings, B&Bs and hotels to suit all tastes, and we can help find the right place for you. Just get in touch.