Masterclass Programme

2019-20 Masterclass programme!

Here’s the programme of textile classes we’ve lined up for 2019-20. You can book here where you can also view our cancellation policy for all the classes listed below. Use the “Find out more” links to go to individual class description pages.

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Masterclasses 2019 - Jeanette Sendler Corset Making

Corset making with Jeanette Sendler

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 August (3 days) £295       PLACES AVAILABLE

Adapt a standard corset block to your own measurements, and make up a corset in a luxury fabric, such as satin, and add trim to taste. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Joan Baxter Summer Tapestry

The Colours of Summer: Tapestry Weaving with Joan Baxter

Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August (4 days) £395       ONE PLACE LEFT

Draw inspiration from the environs of Newburgh – the ripening fields, trees in full leaf, and the sky reflected on the waters of the Tay Estuary – to inform a tapestry weaving under Joan’s tutelage. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Alison Mountain Dye Day

Dye Day with Alison Mountain

Friday 9 August (1 day) £70       PLACES AVAILABLE

Learn how to dye a mixture of simple yarns, pre-felts, silk and wool fabrics using acid dyes. You’ll experiment with over-dyeing and simple clamping, as well as mixing pigments in a variety of ways to create a larger and more personal palette of colours. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Heat Press Day

Heat Press Day with Jeanette Sendler and Alison Mountain

Sunday 11 August (1 day) £45       PLACES AVAILABLE

Come and experiment with our heat press for a day. Discover a range of exciting techniques and effects using paper and fabric, cutting, folding pleating and dyeing. If you enjoy the day, take what you learn further by signing up onto Caroline Bartlett’s Masterclass the following week. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Caroline Bartlett Collage

From collage to printed textiles using heat transfer with Caroline Bartlett

Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 August (3 days) £295       PLACES AVAILABLE

Taking inspiration from natural forms, this masterclass introduces many possibilities for you to explore. Use painted papers with heat transfer printing to collage directly onto cloth, transforming your fabric with luscious colour and texture. Develop ideas into textile samples according to personal choice, for example, print a scarf or pattern pieces, or transform and upcycle an existing garment. The possibilities are endless! Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Caroline Bartlett Origami

Origami-inspired wearable using heat setting and sublimation printing with Caroline Bartlett

Friday 16 August (1 day) £95       PLACES AVAILABLE

Combine folding techniques inspired by origami and heat setting to create a small wearable neckpiece or 3D object. Explore sublimation printing to colour, and enhance form. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Jorie Johnson Black and White to Infinity

Black and White to Infinity – Feltmaking Design with Jorie Johnson

Monday 19 to Friday 23 August (5 days) £495       PLACES AVAILABLE

Explore methods of applying Sumi ink to silk to produce unique textile designs. Develop your samples into original felted artworks, 3D objects or vessels. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - India Flint Longing Belonging

Longing: Belonging with India Flint

Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September (5 days) £895       PLACES AVAILABLE

Spend time with India in Newburgh, find your bearings, make time to breathe. You’ll construct a personal notebook with protective dyed and stitched cover, and use various methods to imbue the pages with local colours that reflect your surroundings. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Jeanette Sendler Pattern Cutting Trousers and Tunics

Pattern Cutting Trousers & Tunics with Jeanette Sendler

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October (3 days) £295       PLACES AVAILABLE

Make blocks to your own measurements, manipulate them into dynamic shapes, and create a toile from scratch. You’ll leave with your own pattern template, and the skills to make clothes to fit yourself perfectly. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Seahorses and Seasnails

Introduction to Seahorses and Seasnails with Jennie Loudon

Sunday 13 October (1 day) £55       PLACES AVAILABLE

Learn how to sew a seahorse or a sea snail creature from cloth. Patterns with interesting variations will be provided, alongside all materials and a selection of threads and other embellishments. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Jeanette Sendler Autumn Millinery

Autumn Millinery with Jeanette Sendler at Hat in the Cat

Friday 18 to Saturday 19 October (2 days) £195       PLACES AVAILABLE

A comprehensive introduction to traditional millinery tools and techniques, but with a contemporary approach to design. You’ll use flat patterns to construct pillbox, cloche, bakerboy or wide-brimmed hats. Perfect for cold, wintry days! This class takes place at the Hat in the Cat studio in Perth. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts of the Woods with Jennie Loudon

Friday 25 to Saturday 26 October (2 days) £195       PLACES AVAILABLE

Sew your own beast: real, mythical or imagined! Various patterns will be provided for you to use to create your own creature. Suitable for beginners who can use a sewing machine, or anyone who has attended one of Jennie’s previous classes. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Andrea Noeska Porada Wearable Felt

Wearable geometric felt with Andrea Noeske Porada

Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October (3 days) £295       PLACES AVAILABLE

Learn Andrea’s world-famous felt-folding techniques to develop designs that are suitable for clothing as well as design or art objects. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2019 - Andrea Noeska Porada Faceted Jewellery

Faceted jewellery or small sculptures with Andrea Noeske Porada

Thursday 31 October to Friday 1 November (2 days) £195       PLACES AVAILABLE

Inspired by origami artists such as Paul Jackson and Eric Gjerde, you’ll learn the process of creating intricate, yet striking three-dimensional constructions and foldings to create felted jewellery and small objects. Find out more.

Masterclasses 2020 - Lise Bech Willow Baskets

Asymmetric Sculptural Willow Baskets 1 with Lise Bech

Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March 2020 (3 days) £295        PLACES AVAILABLE

One of two rare opportunities to work with Lise Bech who has developed this iconic form to free the willow up from its traditional geometric structures, allowing it to reflect its natural flexibility and forgiving nature. Only a small number of places so don’t delay! Find out more.

Masterclasses 2020 - Lise Bech Willow Baskets

Asymmetric Sculptural Willow Baskets 2 with Lise Bech

Saturday 28 to Monday 30 March 2020 (3 days) £295        FULL

This was the first of Lise’s two classes to be advertised, and it’s because it filled up so quickly that we’ve asked her to slot in another class on 7 March. Same class, same tutor, same magical surroundings, same legendary lunches! Find out more.