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An introduction to frame loom weaving at Whitchurch Silk Mill: Wednesday workshop


Duration: 6 Hours

Price: £130

Book with: Ellie Fisher
at Elka

28 Winchester Street
Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7AL

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About the Course

A Wednesday workshop for beginners between 10am - 4pm in the beautiful setting of Whitchurch Silk Mill.

What's included:

The course price includes a day 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.

There will be welcome tea and coffee on arrival.

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 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.

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.

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 a day 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.

There will be welcome tea and coffee on arrival.



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This was an amazing course and we learnt so much in a short time. There were loads of threads for us to try and Ellie gave us loads of individual time and ideas. Explanations were clear as were demonstrations. It was a lovely theraputic thing to do and although I didn't finish my piece I didn't mind as I had the confidence that I could finish it off at home. Plenty of tea and coffee, plus the Silk Mill at Whitchurch was a lovely venue to be in. Plus it was lovely to be with such a nice crowd of people. A great day out and worth every penny.

- - #24567

Response from Elka:

Hi Paula, thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. It was a pleasure to have you on the workshop. Best wishes, Ellie

Ellie Fisher's introduction to frame loom weaving was first class. She covered all the basics of getting the loom ready for weaving, introduced some different techniques and had an amazing array of fibres for us to experiment with. She also demonstrated that it is possible to enjoy simple weaving without a big cash outlay - using a fork as a beater, for example. Most of the class managed to finish a small wall hanging or table mat in the day, which was very satisfying and it was interesting to see how different each piece of work turned out. Ellie's passion for weaving shone through and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

- - #24562

Response from Elka:

Hi Jackie, thank you so much for the lovely review and thank you for coming on the workshop. It was great to meet you. I'm so glad you had a good day. Best wishes, Ellie

A well organised day, with good quality equipment and an interesting assortment of yarns. Ellie made learning a new skill, interesting and enjoyable. Whitchurch Silk Mill was a beautiful place and it was lovely to see the silk looms still weaving beautiful fabrics.

- - #24555

Response from Elka:

Lovely to meet you Jo and thank you so much for the review. I'm very glad you had a good day. Best wishes, Ellie

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 1st April 2020

  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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