nest studios & workshops


what's on @ nest

We host a range of classes and creative events throughout the year. If you can't find something you fancy, let us know and we will see what we can do to find someone to run it!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:00 - 13:00

Crochet - Basics and Beyond

Learn the basics of crochet or refresh your skills.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

1pm to 3pm

Walking and Drawing with Aileen Stackhouse

Exploring the River Ericht using creative drawing methods and tools

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

11:00 - 13:00

Crochet - Basics and Beyond

Learn the basics of crochet or refresh your skills.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

7pm - 9pm

Crochet Patterns and Projects

Develop your existing crochet skills, learn new stitches and how to follow a pattern for your chosen project.

facilities @ nest

We offer a range of opportunities to work, sell, teach, shop and volunteer with us

Craft Remnant Shop

You can shop, donate items or just come and volunteer in our craft remnant shop, our idea of craft heaven

Event and Workshop Space

Rent our ground floor by the hour to run classes, workshops or host events and meetings.

Resident Studios

Base yourself at Nest either as a long term studio resident or just as and when you need some space to work.

Sales Space

An opportunity for artists and makers not resident with us to promote and sell their work

Visitor Workspace

For when the kitchen table just isn’t enough or you just want to be creative in the company of others, why not come and work with us for a while!

Kiln Technician Services

Onsite kilns available to fire your glass and ceramics

volunteer @ nest

We have a range of volunteering opportunities on offer. For as little as a couple of hours you could help out with the remnant shop, show visitors around or take sales from the gift shop, we would love to welcome you onboard!

residents @ nest

Our resident studios are on the first floor and are home to a number of local creative hobbyists and businesses.
Select a resident to find out more about them.

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about nest

Create at NEST is a non profit Social Enterprise run in partnership by Rachel Bower and Tracie Dick.

Our aim is to provide affordable creative space for working, teaching or meetings for the local community. Our open plan facilities encourage collaboration and inspiration within a supportive, friendly and social environment.

NEST came about when Rachel was looking for new studio premises, having outgrown her kitchen and sheds. Tracie was looking for an alternative career after redundancy. 

The original plan for NEST has evolved from feedback and ideas from our visitors, plus the large footfall past the window inspired us to have our our own wee shop and to rent out a window for local makers to promote and sell their work.

We have created a Craft Remnant Shop on the first floor selling everything from fabric to picture frames, wool to card making supplies and so much more! And we are always looking for donations and volunteers to help out.

There are 4 kilns on site belonging to Rachel Bower, who provides on site kiln technician services to anyone wishing to fire their work, just contact us for further details.

NEST always welcomes visitors for workshops, to browse our gift shop and craft remnant shop or just to have a look around. The kettle is always on!