Members who Teach

Here is a list of British Tapestry Group Full Members who offer one to one tuition or workshops.
Please note that the tuition offered has not been independently assessed or verified by BTG. Please contact members offering tuition directly.

Full Members who wish to be listed, please email


Joan Baxter

No face to face teaching due to the pandemic. One to one zoom tutorials by arrangement. Contact me by email for more details

Scotland (UK)
Open Studio: Ford House, 190 The Doll, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6NN, Scotland

Jackie Bennett

I teach beginners, improvers, those wishing to learn design, shaped weaving and textural effects, including Tree Weaving. Regular classes and tutorials. One-to-one and small groups by appointment.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: Based in Lewes and teaching in various locations in Sussex, and online.

Jennifer Bennett

I offer one- to -one basic instruction in weaving tapestry and other textile techniques at my home studio by appointment. Please contact me for further information. 

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: Meon Valley, Hampshire

Jane Brunning

I run a monthly Saturday weaving class for all levels from my studio in Angmering. All other courses are on my website.the year. I also run weaving , dyeing and textile courses from 1 to 5 days.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: Kelston House, Roundstone Lane, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4AX. Kelston House, Roundstone Lane, Angmering, West Sussex, BN16 4AX

Claire Buckley

I teach beginners and those who want to develop their skills in tapestry weaving through exploring techniques, use of colour and design. Learn how to set up, weave a variety of techniques for shapes, shading and diagonals. The classes are small so students have a lot of individual help and encouragement. My life by the sea inspires my work and students can learn how to include beach finds such as shells in their work.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6SR

Hilary Charlesworth

Hilary Charlesworth is a tapestry weaver with over 35 years of experience in weaving and teaching.  She is the author of "Painting with Yarns", an introduction to woven tapestry.   Courses are suitable for beginners and improvers and details can be found on or by phoning Hilary on 01730 817191.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: Stedham

Janet Clark

Day classes for all abilities on Fridays 9.30 - 12 noon and 1.30 to 4pm. Individual Tuition by arrangement all year round.

North of England (UK)
Open Studio: The Loftspace, Standedge Centre, Marsden, HD7 6NQ, West Yorkshire

Joan Eytle Kendall

Soulweaving days - for those who want to develop skills in tapestry weaving, try a range of techniques, and experience the therapeutic benefits of weaving, through exploring colour and texture. Beginners and improvers. From 1-3 people in a group.

London (UK)
Open Studio: Flat 12, 4a Thornlaw Road, London SE27 0SA

Ali Lou Field

I run full day organic textured weaving workshops in my studio for up to 3 people at a time – more information and available dates can be found at

I can also run 2 hour ‘learn to weave’ activity sessions for more people in a venue of your choice, on request – contact me for more details.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: Send, near Guildford in Surrey

Bridget Lane

I offer tapestry weaving sessions to small groups and individuals, from beginners and taster classes, to specific techniques for improvers. I regularly
run sessions in South London, as well as partnering with established art centres.

London (UK)
Open Studio: South London

Louise Oppenheimer

Weaving workshops in my studio for individuals or up to 4 people. Using frames nailed top and bottom for warping, explore colour blending possibilities and creating designs in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Scotland (UK)
01546 605323
Open Studio: East Cottage, Drimvore, Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8SU

Justine Randall

I give one to one teaching to students of all levels in my Studio in Woolwich, London.

I also teach Tapestry at Morley College Waterloo London.

London (UK)
Open Studio: Woolwich, London

Dot Seddon

Tapestry Weaving, Felt Making, Dyeing and Spinning

North of England (UK)
Open Studio: Gilkes Street Artists Studios, Unit 4 Brentnall Business Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 5AW

Matty Smith

Matty leads tapestry weaving courses for various abilities at Cambridge Art Makers, Linton Cambs. These include one-day courses on different weaving techniques and 5 week courses supporting  participants with weaving projects

Kennita Tully

The Many Faces of Soumak is a comprehensive online course with “forever” access. The 6 modules are Single Oriental Soumak, Vertical Soumak, Double Soumak, More Double Soumak Variations, Knots, and Advanced Variations. The course is open for immediate enrolment with no start and end date. 

For more information and to enrol: 

Elements: Art Through Tapestry
 Design your next tapestry with confidence!  With a focus on art, this online course explores one element at a time to include the 7 Elements in Art: Shape, Line, Value, Color, Texture, Form, and Space and how they relate to tapestry. Principles of Art will also be discussed as they relate to the element. Open now, ongoing registration.

Read more about it at


Anna Wetherell

I run workshops and ‘Back to Basics’ tapestry weaving sessions here on the Cumbria / Yorkshire Dales border, both through Farfield Mill ( and privately. Sessions are suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills. All equipment can be provided.

Through Nearly Wild Weaving, we also run online peer-to-peer Tapestry Together and Troubleshooting Tapestry sessions, looking at specific aspects of tapestry weaving, alongside Tapestry: In Conversation where we talk to fellow tapestry weavers. In our Nearly Wild Weaving Experiences, join us to weave outdoors (weather permitting!), being inspired by your surroundings. We also run a range of workshops - see our website for further details. Collaborative projects are also welcomed.

North of England (UK)
07747 144 743
Open Studio: Sedbergh, Cumbria
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