Weaving in the Nether Stowey Studio

Weaving, weave design and dyeing courses are held in Janet Phillips’ studio in the village of Nether Stowey in Somerset. The village lies at the foot of the Quantock Hills and is only three miles from the quiet, Jurassic beaches of the Severn Sea.

Nether Stowey has several food shops and eating places as well as four Bed and Breakfast establishments. Visit www.quantockonline.co.uk for details.

Download current brochure of course dates with booking form using the link below.


Thank you again for such an amazing experience. I have learned a lot and felt very inspired and impressed by your work, expertise and generosity.

Eva Sajovic from London June 2021

Thank you again for the amazing course and your wonderful hospitality. You have opened my eyes to some of the possibilities of my loom and I can't wait to get started. I feel that I will approach my weaving in a completely different way from now on.

Lorna Shannon from Northern Ireland.  June 2021

Course Dates in 2024

February 22/23/24/25
March 14/15/16/17 and 21/22/23/24
April 18/19/20/21 and 25/26/27/28
June 6/7/8/9 and 27/28/29/30
July 4/5/6/7 and 25/26/27/28
September 5/6/7/8 and 12/13/14/15
October 3/4/5/6 and 10/11/12/13

7/8/9/10 and 14/15/16/17

Subjects that can be studied include:

4-Shaft Fabric Design Structures

  • Introduction to Weaving - weave  a cushion cover in a day.
  • Summer and Winter
  • Lace Weaves
  • Shadow Weave
  • Double Cloth
  • Twills for Fabrics
  • M & O's
  • Honeycomb
  • Overshot
  • Bedford Cord
  • Theo Moorman technique
  • Colour & Weave Effect
  • Shadow Weave
  • Collapse Weave
  • Wavy Twills
  • Shibori on the Loom
  • Warp Repp
  • Weaving Pleats
  • Make a warp
  • Dress a loom
  • Criteria for Design

8-Shaft Fabric Design Structures:

  • 8 shaft Twills
  • Lace Weaves
  • Network Drafting
  • Double Cloth
  • Stitched Double cloth
  • Deflected Double Cloth
  • Block Weaves
  • Summer and Winter
  • Satin and Sateen
  • Shadow Weave, Shrepp and Repp
  • Shadow Twill
  • Bold Colour & Weave Effect
  • Warp Repp
  • Echo Twill
  • Diversified Plain Weave
  • Turned Taquete


  • Dyeing with Acid Dyes
  • Fibre Reactive Dyes
  • Random Dyeing of warps
  • Painted warps
  • Shibori on the loom

4-shaft Rug Structures

  • Plain Weave
  • Double Corduroy
  • Knotted Pile
  • Skip Plain Weave
  • Krokbragd
  • Twills for Rugs
  • Introduction to Tapestry
  • Boundweave
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