Whatever your weaving experience, whether complete beginner, intermediate or experienced, or just looking for a fun non-weaving way to overcome colour fears, we can offer a course tailor-made to you. We have a variety of looms for you to use, from 4-shaft, 8, and 16-shaft table looms, 12 and 24-shaft floor looms and 4 teaching jacquard looms from the 1880s!
Larger group workshops (maximum 9 people) are offered to weaving groups at special rates. Guests are housed at La Tuilerie and selected B&B accommodation nearby. These are subject to availability of the extra accommodation.
Jacquard weaving courses
We offer a two-week intensive course on jacquard teaching looms from the 1880s. These wonderful sample looms are the perfect guides to understanding how jacquard designs are created, from design to finished piece, at four different scales, and with hands-on learning from analysing the harness through to creating the design, assigning the weave structures, cutting and lacing the cards, and finally weaving the samples. You learn what works for the different scales, following in the footsteps of countless students of fabric design who have worked on these looms for the past 140 years!
This course is not for beginner weavers. You need to have a good working knowledge of weave structure, reading drafts and physical weaving in order to get the most benefit from the course.