Textile Masterclasses and Workshops Newburgh and Perth Scotland

Jane Smith Classes Jane Smith Millinery – some places left.

We’re delighted to have milliner Jane Smith coming to Big Cat Textiles in August – visit her website to see lots of famous faces beneath beautiful Jane Smith hats! http://www.janesmithhats.co.uk/

18-20 August – Hat Block Carving in Polystyrene On this 3 day masterclass you will learn how to design and carve, a crown and brim from a dense polystyrene block.

21-23 August – 19th Century Stitch Straw Hat Making On this 3 day workshop with master milliner, Jane Smith, you will learn two ways of working with stitch straw.

Lovely message from Susan Widlake about Buckram, Lace and Blossom – Spring Millinery with Jeanette Sendler

“This is very long overdue from the course I took with you at Easter.  As you know at the time, I absolutely loved it, and helped me in my creativity.

The sinamay ‘twirl’ hat  got the vote of approval from my husband, he worked on the Human Genome project, so has christened it the ‘DNA’ hat. It is so simple, but so elegant, and quite a departure for me.

However, the green sequin twenties style hat has been the most admired, I took it into work on the day that we had a new starter in the team, and it turns out she is hat mad, and has tentatively said she might be interested in coming to your course next year!”

To get an idea of Newburgh and the classes held at Big Cat Textiles and Hat in the Cat in Perth, click on the film below.

Please note that the Hat in the Cat shop in Perth may operate reduced opening hours during the Summer Master Class season. If you’re planning a visit, give us a quick call on 01738 624213 to check.

If you’d like to know more about what’s been happening in the past few months, BIG CAT NEWS will take you to the latest Newsletter. Happy reading!

Here are some pics from the classes and events that filled our days last summer. Hover your cursor over the slideshow to pause and move it away to restart. On touchscreens tap to pause and refresh page to restart.

For the 2015 masterclass season, we are welcoming back old friends, Molly Bullick, India Flint, Charlotte Sehmisch and Anna Cocciadiferro and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming more fantastic practitioner/teachers to Big Cat Textiles for the first time.

Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas Drawing Class

Artist Larry Thomas, http://www.larrythomas.info  will be joining us from America to deliver a drawing masterclass. Visit the website to see his wonderful drawings. Each summer he teaches at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the coast of Oregon and we’re delighted that he’ll also be coming to Newburgh, Scotland.

The regular day classes will start again in October. Classes in spinning, felt jewellery, vintage hats, wall hangings, scarves and more are available. Click on the link in the left hand column for further details and contact us if you would like information on a class that is not listed.

The Gallery Flat is available for rent throughout the year and can cater for groups of up to 6. Use the Accommodation link on the left for more details. Other accommodation in Newburgh is listed there.