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Find out more about the things I've been doing recently ranging from exciting new commissions to visits to weavers all over the world.

Flight Weaving

Fine Weaving from the Scottish Borders

I’m Janis Embleton, a hand-weaver, textile artist and weaving tutor from Scotland.

I work from my studio near Duns in the beautiful Borders, running weaving workshops and making bespoke artisan textiles and fabric commissions. 

The many hand-weaving looms jostling in my studio include my beloved vintage Swedish Ulla Cyrus Countermarch; Ashford, Dryad and Louet table looms for teaching.
Although mainly Scottish-based, I also travel, and have been lucky enough to go on a three-week UNESCO trip to China, to work with women in the Dai community in Yunnan Province. I also spent a week in Stockholm working with Swedish designer Asa Pärson, exploring new weaving techniques.

Janis weaving at her Ulla Cyrus loom


Weaving Threads


Taster Session

Spend a morning weaving your own wool tweed fabric with a variety of twill patterns for a perfect introduction to an absorbing and limitless craft.

Your loom for the day will be set up ready for you to begin experimenting with colour and pattern, the fabric will be yours to take away. 

No experience is needed and the workshop is suitable for all age groups. 


Two Day Workshop

These workshops are suitable for beginners, those with some basic knowledge or those who have woven in the past but would like a refresher session.

Over two days, every student will learn to wind a warp, dress the loom and weave a length of fabric. Additionally, each student can choose between three subjects to focus on during their time in the workshop


Private Weaving Tuition

Private tuition for individuals who prefer to work alone or with a friend, or groups of friends that would like a class for a special occasion (e.g. birthday, hen party) can be arranged.

Maximum class size is 6 people.

Workshops can be held at my studio in Swinton, at the student’s own home if they have their own loom, or in another mutually agreed venue within a radius of 100 miles. I’ll still provide all the materials but you’ll need to budget to cover my travel expenses of 45p/mile.



Art At Ancrum

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May 2024

10:00 - 17:00

Free Entry


Tangled Galashiels

Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 2024

10:00 - 17:00

Tickets Required

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Art in the Castle

Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August 2024

10:30 - 16:00

Free Entry

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