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


Paula Armstrong

Courses of six x three-hour sessions (18 hours). One and two day-courses. All courses for beginners and improvers.

Course participants learn:

  • how to warp up
  • basic structures and techniques of tapestry weaving
  • textural techniques
  • colour theory and practice

Classes are small. A broad, creative and flexible approach is taken adapting to student’s individual needs.

Consult the Cambridge Art Makers website for details

East of England (UK)
01799 501574
Open Studio: The Cambridge Art Makers, 6 Lintech Ct, Linton, Cambridge CB21 4XN - Phone: 01223 890308

Maggie Ayling

Tapestry weaving classes for beginners and improvers. Tuition tailored to meet individual needs

Midlands (UK)
01623 796914
Open Studio: 26 Tideswell Close, Ravenshead, Nottingham, NG15 9EX

Joan Baxter

Classes: 3 day intensive short courses - usually in June and September every year, taught in my weaving studio in the Highlands of Scotland.

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

Jennifer Bennett

I provide both private one-to-one tuition as well as a range of new beginner's and improver's tapestry workshops in Hampshire and the south of England with schools, community groups, galleries and museums.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: 11 Cherry Gardens, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1SD

Jane Brunning

I run a monthly Saturday weaving class for all levels from my studio in Angmering. Individual tuition throughout 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

Ros Bryant

Formerly Northlight Studios, Stromness, Orkney - Ros is now developing a traditional Orkney croft house a creative space on the smaller and very beautiful island of Westray. Short courses are being run in conjunction with the West Manse - Individual students welcome, in particular those wishing to develop their practice further.

Scotland (UK)
Open Studio: South Hamar, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DR

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. I teach near the beach in St Leonards on Sea/Hastings so students can have a stroll along the prom as well as learning about tapestry.

South East of England (UK)
01421 713192
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: Ash, Stedham, West Sussex. GU290PX

Janet Clarke

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

Clare Coyle

Scotland (UK)
Open Studio: 3 Pitdinnie Cottages, South Pitdinnie, Cairneyhill, Fife, KY12 8RF

Trisha Gow

I offer a range of Tapestry Weaving workshops in my studio to individuals or small groups who maybe beginners or those wishing to develop their weaving skills. Students can learn how to warp up ,basic weave techniques and other textural techniques. I also provide talks, fungi dye demonstrations, tapestry workshops for Guilds or other groups for up to 10 people. "I enjoy teaching tapestry weaving and supporting my students to develop and explore their ideas to create their own weavings"

Scotland (UK)
Open Studio: Balerno, Nr Edinburgh ,Scotland

Joan 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

Louise Oppenheimer

Weaving workshops using frames nailed top and bottom for warping, for adults at various venues and my studio and primary aged school children in schools. 

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

Elizabeth Radcliffe

Scotland (UK)
0131 553 7772
Open Studio: 3A Queen Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH6 6AY

Richard Sant

I give talks on the history of tapestry weaving from the 15th Century onwards and bring along real examples too. I can give interest groups a starter course in tapestry weaving, and offer 'one to one' help individuals to get started.

South East of England (UK)
Open Studio: 24 Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, BR3 5XU

Dot Seddon

Tapestry Weaving, Felt Making, Dyeing and Spinning

North of England (UK)
01287 280469
Open Studio: 51 Farndale Drive, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 8JJ

Emma Weale

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving course. 10 hours over 2 Saturdays. Learn the basics and create something to take away.

Scotland (UK)
07899 874846
Open Studio: Studio 2:39, St Margarets House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh

Rosamunde Wilson

I teach tapestry on three levels:

‘Weaving a picture’ – a one day fun workshop to weave a small picture on a polystyrene meat tray.   All materials provided.  This can be for up to 10 people on your premises and is suitable for all ages.

‘Introduction to Tapestry’ course – a two day intensive course for up to 6 people to create a 5” x 7” tapestry using multiple techniques.  I run these courses on demand from my studio or can run the course on your premises.   All materials are provided; the looms and bobbins are available for purchase after the course.

Individual tapestry coaching – for weavers wishing to progress to weaving their own designs. I offer ‘pay as you go’ individual tuition to help with design, warping up and advice on techniques.

For more information and prices, please email


East of England (UK)
01692 597120
Open Studio: Hickling, Norfolk, UK. Full address is given to course attendees.
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