Designing Fabrics for the 21st Century


Master Class in Weave Design

A Home/Studio Study Course in Woven Fabric Design

AIM: To develop sensitivity to the elements involved in the design of a woven fabric. Students will be given projects practicing the technical and creative skills required for designing original and innovative woven fabrics.

It is tailored for weavers who wish to achieve a high level of sensitivity in all the elements of weave design, by participating in a comprehensive and structured programme of study.  It requires a huge amount of dedication and time to weave a huge amount of samples exploring weave, colour, sett, yarn and finish.

After eight years of teaching this course 21 students have graduated successfully.

This course now is no longer available.


The course will be covering designs requiring 4 and 8-shaft looms or more.

I just love my yarn file – it is like a sweety box

Joan Scriven, Surrey

Thank you for another inspirational five days .…. looking forward to all the homework and the next session.

Marilyn Burton, Bristol.

‘I hope that you have recovered from the very exciting and exhausting days of Session 6. It was another fantastic course pulling together so much that we have done, and encouraging us now to focus on designing for specific purposes

Sue Briggs, Taunton.