About the Course
A weekday workshop for beginners between 10am - 4pm in the beautiful setting of Fisherton Mill in Salisbury.
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 so 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.
Food and drinks will be available all day from the cafe but please do feel free to bring your lunch and snacks with you.
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.
Please arrive in good time to ensure you have time to park before the workshop begins. There is no parking for Fisherton Mill but you can park all day in Salisbury Central Long Stay Car Park (Mill Stream Approach, Salisbury, SP1 3SL) which is just a five minute walk from Fisherton Mill.
I like to start promptly as there is quite a lot to go through in a day but if you do find you are running late, please don't panic, once i've got everyone started off i'll be able to get you up to speed with the rest of the group fairly quickly.
I look forward to meeting you soon but if you have any questions beforehand, please feel free to contact me.
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.
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 and hemp.
You will be given your own clear workshop handouts to take away with you.
Fisherton Mill provide you with a 10% discount voucher that can be used in their cafe for hot drinks, cakes and lunch, all of which is exceptionally delicious!
It was good to be introduced to a new skill in a relaxed, friendly and supportive setting. We were given lots of ideas and materials and encouraged to be creative. Having no experience in any craftwork I could have done with a little more teaching on the very basics. But all in all a very enjoyable day and I would recommend the course. Thank you Ellie
Ros - - #20822
Response from Elka:Hi Ros, thank you for the review. It was great to meet you and have you on the workshop. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day overall. I appreciate your feedback, have taken it onboard and will be more aware in future. Very best wishes, Ellie
A very comprehensive introduction to weaving - Ellie was very approachable and helpful, the course was well organised and she had a wealth of resources for us to plunder. I would like to attend another of her courses in the future.
Betty Page - - #20716
Response from Elka:Thank you for the review Betty. Great to meet you and i'm so glad you enjoyed the day. Best wishes, Ellie
I really enjoyed the course. Excellent teaching and great selection of materials to try. I was so glad to be able to complete my piece of work at a comfy pace knowing that Ellie was on hand to help and advise. I was unsure what to expect from the day, but I would definitely recommend this course. I’m looking forward to joining another course in the future.
Christine Rixon - - #20713
Response from Elka:Great to have you on the workshop Christine. Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you had a good day. Best wishes, Ellie.
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