About Our Classes

Jeanette Sendler and Alison Mountain are both inspirational teachers with a wide range of experience between them. For the Masterclass season they are joined by other internationally renowned tutors to create a programme with classes in a wide variety of media.  Throughout, the focus of the teaching is:

  • the maintenance of high standards
  • the personal development of students as individual practitioners
  • the merging of skills (both traditional and contemporary) with creative concepts
  • having an enjoyable experience!

Outwith the Masterclass season regular classes suitable for a wide range of skill levels and led by Jeanette or Alison take place, in both the Hat in the Cat in Perth and the Big Cat Studio in Newburgh. During the Masterclass season the regular class schedule is scaled down. See the REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE on the left for details, it contains a link to a booking form, and do contact us if you have a specific enquiry or request. If there is enough demand and time, we can arrange a bespoke workshop.


Click on the menu link on the left for the most recent Masterclass schedule. You can also phone Hat in the Cat on 01738 624213 and ask us to post a leaflet to you.

You can see masterclasses from previous years by clicking on the PREVIOUS MASTERCLASSES link in the left hand column.


Use the Accommodation link on the left for current details about accommodation. A range of lodgings, B&Bs and hotels is available to suit all tastes, and we can help find the right place for you.


Meal time during Big Cat Textiles classes

Big Cat classes - lunchtimeDuring master classes and summer schools we serve delicious homemade lunches in the comfortable dining area (£5 per day). We use ingredients sourced locally where possible.

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.