About the Course
I am delighted to have teamed up with Craft-T in Christchurch to offer a full day frame loom weaving workshop 10am - 4pm.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.
Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher.
You will have the opportunity to buy your loom at the the end of the workshop for £20. Cash is preferable.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
Ellie Fisher is a textile designer with a foundation in textiles from Winchester School of Art and a BA and MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
With over 15 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.
WHAT TO BRING
You will be provided with all the equipment and materials you will need for the workshop however if you have any material at home that you would like to experiment with then please feel free to bring them along.
PARKING & ARRIVAL
Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to park and to grab a cuppa before the workshop begins.
Craft-T, Unit1 Fairfield Work's, Fairfield, Christchurch, BH23 1QX
There is parking on the nearby High Street.
I look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact me.
Workshop cancellations by you
Our workshops are priced as fairly as possible. We therefore have to have a clear cancellation policy to ensure that we cover our costs and the on going viability of the workshop.
Please check your diary carefully to ensure that you are available to attend any workshops you are booking with us.
All our workshops are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances.
If you give more than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop your options are as follows:
We will be happy to transfer you to another workshop, space permitting.
If there are no suitable future dates for you to transfer to we can provide a voucher to be used for a future workshop booking, this will be valid for one year from the date of issue.
You can of course send someone in your place at any time, but please note that this is your responsibility to find a replacement person and you must let us know in advance who will be attending.
If you give less than 14 days notice to cancel a place on a workshop then your options are as follows:
If you would like to transfer, we can only transfer you to a future workshop if your place is re-sold.
If you would like to transfer and the place is not re-sold, we can add you to a last minute availability waiting list for future dates of the workshop. If there are still unsold places on the workshop with 24-48 hours until the workshop is due to take place, we will offer you a place at no additional charge. Please note this option is not a guarantee of a space.
We will do our best to fill the place within this time. Please be aware that in our experience it can be difficult to fill places on workshops at short notice.
Multiple class sessions
Some of our workshops take place over several sessions. If you miss a session unfortunately we cannot offer a make up session. If you require further tuition to complete your project you may be able to book 1:1 lessons depending on the project and tuition required.
Workshop cancellations by us
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a workshop you will be given at least 24 hours notice and offered a transfer to another date, voucher to be used at another time or in our store, or a full refund. We will not be held liable for any other costs or expenses that you may incur in the event of cancellation by us.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The course price includes 3 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax and hemp.
You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you and hot drinks and biscuits (gluten free & vegan) will be available throughout the workshop.
Ellie was very welcoming and friendly. Lovely venue. After demonstrating the basics and introducing us to our little personal baskets of tools and beautifully printed instruction leaflet over a cup of tea, we were let loose on a range of gorgeous fibres plus to weave with; chunky yarns, beautiful natural fibres which I would never have guessed were made from banana, rose plants etc, hand spun and hand dyed yarns, wire and even glittery fibres and pompoms. We were shown examples of previous makes and it was left to us to decide whether to weave a wall hanging, coaster or just weave and see what happened! I originally planned to make a coaster, but thought the opportunity to try out such lovely and unusual fibres available was too good to miss, so strayed a bit and just experimented with making shapes, very patiently guided by Ellie; and changing colours and fibres adding in a little fringe on the way. I was pleased to learn how to warp the loom and to take the piece off and finish it as I had only worked on a previously set up loom. Our creations were all very different and I think we were all pleased with what we had achieved. The three hours flew by. I very much enjoyed and would certainly recommend the workshop.
Nicky Anderson - - #20300
Response from Elka:Hi Nicky, thank you so much for the review. Wonderful to meet you and i’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. I loved you woven piece. Very best wishes, Ellie
Such an enjoyable workshop last night. Ellie is very patient and so inspiring, a lovely lady. I came away with a finished wall hanging which I love. The yarns I used were beautiful and there was so much to choose from.
Lizzie - - #20285
Response from Elka:Hi Lizzie, thank you so much for the review. Really great to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Very best wishes, Ellie.
As I suffer with severe rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in my hands and arms, I approached this course with some trepidation. But I needn't have worried. Ellie was wonderful and so helpful and understanding enabling me to fully participate. The course was inspiring, so many interesting ideas so that each of us could work on our own ideas and produce a piece of work to our own tastes.
Roz Chapman - - #19563
Response from Elka:Thank you so much Roz for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you and i’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Very best wishes, Ellie
An amazing class enjoyed every minute, I learnt so much in just 3 hours,
P.s. The homemade madeleines were to die for, an added bonus as no one ever caters for celiacs.
Janet Hammerton - - #18321
Response from Elka:Hi Janet,
I recently attended one of Ellie's workshops with my daughter and it was brilliant ~ we both absolutely loved it. Ellie is so knowledgeable, kind and patient. She provided us all with tea and coffee upon arrival, which created a friendly welcome; it was also lovely to be able to sit down with a cup of something and settle into the class while she gave us some background knowledge on weaving. The equiptment and materials provided were beautiful. There was a real variety of different yarns and I had no idea that you could get a yarn made from rose, which is unbelievably soft! You are also able to purchase a loom which comes with clear instructions and photos (fantastic) put together by Ellie making it easy to take home and carry on weaving. This calss is a must for anyone interested in weaving. We shall definitely be attending another one in the future.
Chloe Harding - - #17879
Response from Elka:It was great to have you both there and i'm so glad you enjoyed it. Your weaving was fabulous!
I have never known three hours go so quickly! Ellie was a great teacher, knowing when to help and when to let us get on with it. There was a vast selection of different yarns and threads to use. I loved it so much I bought my loom. And the cake was delicious too!
Caroline Hadley - - #17733
Response from Elka:Hi Caroline,
Ellie provided an excellent introduction to frame loom weaving for beginners. A super selection of natural materials was available for the class to use, and help and encouragement was given when needed. There was an option to buy equipment at the end for those who wanted to continue with their piece of work. Three hours went very quickly (as did the delicious lemon cake!)
Thank you for an enjoyable morning Ellie, I would recommend this for beginners to weaving.
Clare Davie - - #17514
Response from Elka:Hi Clare,
I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot - so that I can use the loom I bought from the course.
And the back-up afterwards was great too.
Anon - - #17508
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the review :) Happy weaving!
Ellie is a lovely and enthusiastic tutor and I really enjoyed the workshop. My only suggestion would be perhaps not to offer drinks straight away so that she is on hand to welcome everyone and find out what made people want to come to the class and find out names. Once everyone got started there was a natural break to go and make teas etc. The choice of materials was excellent as was the equipment provided. I'm sure anyone wishing to learn a bit about weaving would benefit from this workshop.
Jane Rankine - - #17421
Response from Elka:Hi Jane thank you very much for the review. Apologies for being on tea duty when you arrived. I like to offer everyone refreshments on arrival as some have traveled several hours to get there. I have taken your comments on board and will make sure everyone has been introduced properly moving forwards. It was great to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed working with all the materials.
It was a wonderful evening workshop. Both informative and enjoyable. We learned the basics of weaving and had enough time to create our own small wall hanging choosing from a great selection of materials provided by Ellie. I would definitely do more workshops.
claudine cullimore - - #17416
Response from Elka:Hi Claudie, thank you so much for the review. It was great to meet you and i'm very glad you enjoyed the workshop.
Great introduction to weaving. Ellie was a really friendly teacher, and the venue was beautiful. The yarns that Ellie supplied were really varied and beautiful, which made it easy to be creative. I'd recommend this course!
Rebecca Pitt - - #17409
Response from Elka:Hi Rebecca, I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. I loved your weaving! Thank you for the lovely review :)
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