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Make a scarf with cashmere surplus 

PLUS pop-up shop

Join us to design, weave and sew a zero-waste cashmere scarf using surplus from a Scottish mill, who produce high end cashmere wool products.  This has to be the ultimate in sustainable sewing!  The mill production process leaves a surplus called “slitter tape” in a wide range of colours and patterns.  This can be used to make fabric in a number of different ways - in this workshop we'll focus on weaving and stitching.  Everything you need will be provided, but feel free to bring your own pins / sewing kit if you prefer.  

We will also be running a pop-up shop selling products made from the cashmere wool surplus as well as the slitter tape.

On the day we’ll cover:

  • setting up temporary looms to the size and shape you need

  • choosing colours and design

  • weaving techniques

  • other fabrication techniques

  • stitching techniques


  • cashmere

  • thread

  • weaving equipment

  • sewing machine

  • ideas and inspiration

  • tea and coffee!


Saturday 7th March 2020


Blackdykes Steading,

Workshops, North Berwick


  • Bring your sewing kit if you want.  Only basics are required – pins, scissors, and a quick unpick is useful to use as an awl.



Workshop E

Blackdyke Steading

Blackdyke Farm

North Berwick

EH39 5PQ



£45 including all fabric and supplies plus tea, coffee and cake.  

Some photos of previous cashmere workshops are on Highlights in my bio on Instagram @jenerates


This class is suitable for sewers who are familiar with a sewing machine and have some basic experience. 

Minimum age 16+

Our aim will be to finish all items in the class but if time runs out, you may need to finish the sewing at home.

All workshops require sufficient take up to proceed.  Please click here for full terms and conditions.