I offer one-to-one and group weaving tuition and classes in my custom-built weaving studio – the ColourStudio in Hirn. Hirn is four miles from the nearest small town, Banchory, which provides a variety of accommodation and services. It is about three miles from the 16th Century Crathes Castle with its gardens, woodland walks, turrets and gargoyles.
There is no regular bus service, so transport is usually by car or taxi.
All courses are non-residential. Here is a short list of the many B&Bs in the area.
The ColourStudio has full disabled access.
Usual morning and afternoon course hours are 10.30 – 1.00pm and 2.00- 4.30pm. Full day sessions 10.00 – 17.00. Evening sessions where applicable are 7.00- 9.30pm.
We provide core weaving materials and equipment, however, dependent on the work produced students may wish to supplement these or pay for extra materials used in a project. A variety of looms are available, including table, shaft and an electronic dobby. A specialist digital jacquard loom is available for advanced weavers.
Please mention on booking if you would like to bring some of your own equipment or materials or have special requirements.
Tea and coffee are provided. The studio and garden are available to eat your own picnic lunch during full day classes.
Contact Belinda through the contact page or call +44 (0)1330 844409 to arrange individual, group or gift sessions.
Workshop tuition fees for day workshops and for series of classes are due in full at the time of booking. If you are unable to attend at the agreed time, and a substitute student is accepted, you will receive a refund of the tuition fee less a £30 administrative fee. Refunds can only be given for cancellations notified at least two weeks before the workshop or class start date.
For workshops of two days or more, a non-refundable deposit guarantees a place. The balance is due 28 days before the class.
If a workshop or session is cancelled due to inclement weather or lack of take up, you will receive a full refund or have the option of rescheduling to another mutually agreed date. Please make a note of your workshop date and time as we cannot promise to send reminders.
Get more information about my courses in the individual pages under ‘courses and events’.
Please get in touch using the contact form if you would like to visit the studio to discuss taking a class or commissioning work.