About Colourbothy Weaving Classes
I love to share my love of weaving one-to-one or with group weaving workshops and classes in my custom-built Colourbothy Weaving studio in Hirn in Deeside, Aberdeenshire in north east Scotland. The studio is quite and a rural area and well equipped
Tuition is offered in three ways: tailored to your interest and dates; as part of weekly scheduled classes, or two to four day workshops for groups; as a bespoke Weaving Space; and online.
Scheduled Classes and Workshops
From time to time I offer weekly classes and multi day workshops on specific dates. Currently scheduled classes and workshops can be booked here.
Bespoke Weaving Spaces
Weaving Spaces are custom designed, tailored days or half days to suit you. These one-to-one and one-to-two sessions are suitable for all weavers, from complete beginners to advanced, using Colourbothy Studio equipment or your own.
They are suitable for new weavers wanting to try a new craft and for weavers looking to learn something new or refresh their knowledge.
They introduce you to the craft of handweaving, giving an opportunity to try out a new skill in a quiet setting.
Established weavers can focus on a particular topic, perhaps a new-to-you weave structure, how to plan a special project, set up a loom, use colour or texture or simply sit down and weave on one of our studio looms. If you have been weaving for a while and would like to review your work and discuss development, or refresh your knowledge, a one-to-one Weaving Space is for you too.
Students may arrange morning, afternoon or evening sessions, or a combination. Beginners will benefit from full day sessions. Why not get in touch to discuss dates, or book a day here for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member?
Learn to Weave Online
These are very bespoke one-to-one sessions primarily for the experienced weavers wishing to study a specific area. They are especially suited to those studying digital design using computer software such as Proweave or Photoshop for designing for jacquards looms. Book online weaving help here.
What we Provide in the Colourbothy Studio…
We provide core weaving materials and equipment, however, dependent on the work produced students may wish to supplement these or buy extra materials for a project. A variety of looms are available, including tablets, table looms and a treadle loom.
An electronic dobby and specialist digital jacquard looms TC2, 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 also provided. The studio and garden are available to eat your own picnic lunch in during full day classes.
The ColourStudio has full disabled access.
Usual morning and afternoon course hours are 10.00 – 1.00pm and 2.00- 5.00pm. Full day sessions 10.00 – 17.00. Times can be rearranged to suit.