Frequently Asked Questions

Christabel Balfour Weaving Tools

Frequently Asked Questions


 How long is a workshop? 
My rug weaving workshop is spread over two days, and runs from 10am to 6pm with a short break for lunch. 

How many people are in each workshop? 
At present I only have 4 people per workshop, allowing for as much in-depth, one-to-one teaching time as possible. 

I booked a workshop. When will I find out more details?
I will be in touch several weeks before our workshop begins with all the information including location, travel, contact details and how to prepare. 

All your workshops are sold out. When will more dates be listed? 
I will send a newsletter out once more dates are scheduled, you can sign up below to receive updates. At present I run one rug weaving workshop a month, but some months I am not able to schedule a workshop due to other commitments. 

Can I book a one-to-one class? 
At present I do not offer one-to-one teaching, due to my heavy workload.

Is your studio open to the public?

No, my studio is not open to the public, but I exhibit and show my work frequently throughout the year. Sign up to my newsletter to find out when my next show is. 

Are you going to turn your workshop into an online course?

Never say never! But at present, I have no plans to branch into online teaching. Iā€™ve included some of my favourite online courses below. 

What is your advice for someone who wants to get started
with weaving? 

There are lots of great resources for people who are looking to get started with weaving, both online and in print. Below are some of my recommendations:

Tapestry Weaving: An Illustrated Guide - this is my own self-published booklet covering all the techniques I use in my own work.


The Techniques of Rug Weaving
by Peter Collingwood

Tapestry Weaving: Design and Technique by Joanne Soroka

On the Loom by Maryanne Moodie

Welcome to Weaving by Lindsey Campbell


Rebecca Mezoff-

Hello Hydrangea-

Allyson Rosseau- 

Maryanne Moodie-