Course Start DatesMonday 18th May 2020
About the Course
I am delighted to be offering this 6 hour 'Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving' workshop, 10am-4pm, in the magical setting of the woodland studio at TURNER & THOM near Stockbridge.
What to expect
On arrival you will be offered a hot and cold drinks and a morning snack. We'll then head over to the woodland studio to start the workshop.
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 for £20 at the the end of the workshop, cash is preferable.
I like to work with as many sustainable materials as possible and, where possible, I try to source end of line and second hand materials that would otherwise go to waste.
There will be a wide selection of materials available to you ranging from banana, hemp, linen, paper, cotton and recycled yarn to rose, mint, bamboo and flax fibres.
You will be provided with all the 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.
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.
Parking & Arrival
Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure you have time to enjoy a cuppa before the workshop begins.
There is parking directly outside TURNER & THOM: The Old Stables, Stockbridge SO20 6BY
Phone signal is not good in this area so please ensure you have printed out directions just in case!
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 6 hours of guided tuition, use of the looms and all materials including yarns and a selection of fibres including organic cotton, bamboo, flax, hemp and rose.
You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.
All drinks, snacks, and a delicious home cooked lunch are included in the price. Please be sure to let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Wonderful course. Ellie made everything easy to understand. I would highly recommend any course run by Elka.
Debbie Willson - - #26946
Response from Elka:Hi Debbie, thank you so much for the review. Really great to see you again and I hope you enjoy weaving on your new loom! Very best wishes, Ellie
Thanks so much for a lovely day. A great welcome with drinks, fresh fruit salad, croissant and more! Everything in the studio was so well set up and instructions very clear, I really feel I’ve come away with enough knowledge to make my own little wall hangings at home. Also a delicious lunch!
Rebecca Sharp-Fletcher - - #26836
Response from Elka:Hi Rebecca, thank you so much for the lovely review. It was great to meet you. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day and feel like you can get going with it at home! Very best wishes, Ellie
What an amazing day! The workshop was set up beautifully in a lovely spot. Ellie taught us a variety of techniques and was very patient with us. We had a large selection of material to work with, I loved the recycled yarns! I was very pleased with my two pieces of work I created, so much that I have a new hobby!
A perfect day spent, I can't express how wonderful Ellie was! Highly recommend this course.
Ravina Shah - - #25735
Response from Elka:Hey Ravina, thank you for the lovely review! It was great to meet you and I’m so glad you enjoyed the day :)
A wonderful day in a beautiful environment. The six hours flew by. Ellie gave us clear, relaxed unhurried instruction and support throughout. I left happily clutching my two pieces of work. It gave me the techniques and confidence to continue to try weaving at home. I would highly recommend this course. A perfect way to spend a day. Thanks Ellie.
Moira - - #25702
Response from Elka:Hi Moira, thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I feel totally inspired by you travels!! Ellie.
Thank you for a totally absorbing day learning to weave. The materials provided were beautiful and all ethically sourced. I had a great time and would thoroughly recommend the workshop to others.
Sheila Hentall - - #21718
Response from Elka:Thank you so much for the lovely review Sheila. It was great to meet you and i'm so glad you had a good day! Best wishes, Ellie
Thank you for a great day, I'm really looking forward to trying out my new loom :)
Tina McFarland - - #21023
Response from Elka:Great to meet you Tina and thank you for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Happy weaving!
Really enjoyed the frame weaving course today. Learned lots of techniques and had access to a wide range of yarns including some unusual options like wire. Very pleased with the wall hanging I made & will definitely be making more now that I've got my own loom!
Debbie Rudd - - #21006
Response from Elka:I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop Debbie. Great to meet you and many thanks for the review. I hope you really enjoy working on your new loom!
I enjoyed this so much. Felt I'd really learnt everything I needed to get going - and have since done so! Elka is a great teacher and very encouraging.
Kate - - #19402
Response from Elka:Hi Kate, thanks so much for the review. It was a real pleasure to meet you. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the workshop and that you've started weaving at home, fantastic!
Excellent teacher, allowed own pace working and gave support when needed.
Would recommend to a friend.
Cynthia - - #19396
Response from Elka:Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for the review. I look forward to seeing you again on the Intermediate course in March! Very best wishes, Ellie
Great fun day - no question too silly - very clear instruction - friendly environment.
Would recommend course to anyone.
marilyn gibbs - - #19391
Response from Elka:Thank you Marilyn! I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. It was a pleasure to meet you :)
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