Coronavirus Update

As of Tuesday 24 March, the physical Weaving Space is closed for the UK lockdown. I am working and weaving from home, and continuing to post on the Warp Space blog.

All workshops and face-to-face teaching engagements which were scheduled between Monday 16 March and the end of September 2020 have now been cancelled. There will be no further workshops in my studio until October 2020 at the earliest.

If you had enrolled on a workshop which was planned for this time, I have reached out to you by email and offered you a new date in the autumn or a refund of your payment. If you haven’t received an email or a refund (bearing in mind that this may take a few days to process through the bank) then do get in touch with me.

In the meantime, I am exploring ways to bring you more weaving ideas online. If you would like to be the first to hear about new projects and developments, you can sign up for my email newsletter here.

Wishing you safe and well, wherever you are.


Mastering Double Weave

14-16 July 2020 at Big Cat Textiles, Newburgh


I am asked about classes and tuition in double weave more often than any other topic, and I’m delighted that this is the case! Weaving more than one layer at a time gives the weaver tremendous scope for creative design with colour and pattern. However, it can take a while to get your head around the principles, especially if you are tackling it alone with your loom. So I’m really excited to be able to offer a three-day workshop all about double weave in partnership with Big Cat Textiles in Newburgh, Fife.

During the workshop you will design a block threading on 8 shafts and weave a double weave sampler. Techniques will include loom-controlled double weave and pick-up. We will discuss designing and making warps for double weave as well as further options for multi-layered weaving. The emphasis will be on understanding the way double weave works, so that you can create your own original drafts.

8-shaft Ashford table looms and pre-wound warps will be provided. You can find all the details and book your place via the Big Cat website.