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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet

Tapestry Weaving on a small weaving frame

About the Course

Come for a day and learn about weaving on a small frame to create an imaginative wall-hanging using a selection of yarns and fibres.

It's easy and fun!

You will learn a variety of techniques which give different effects and you will learn about mixing colours and yarns. These techniques are applicable for all kinds of weaving so if you already weave you might pick up some useful hints and tips!

Equipment can be bought at the end of the workshop.
Fiona is an Ashford dealer. She sells both spinning and weaving equipment plus yarns and fibres.

Others Textile workshops available including Dyeing with Synthetic and Natural Dyes, Weaving, Spinning and Felting. Contact her for more details.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will be in my studio, from 10.30am to 4pm. I will provide everything required for the day, plus a light lunch, refreshments and home-made scones.

If you've been to one of my workshops before please leave a review. I look forward to seeing you again.


Fiona Nisbet at Shropshire Weavers
Withymoor Cottage
SY13 4BQ
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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In-person course
- - #26418

A lovely day spent learning introductory methods and techniques for tapestry weaving in a relaxed and friendly environment. Fiona is very knowledgeable and experienced in her craft, immediately putting me, the novice learner, at ease! Along with teaching the basics she gave lots of useful tips and suggestions on how to develop further skills, plus advice on equipment, books and relevant places to visit for inspiration. There were lots of examples of her own work to show what can be achieved using wool and textiles. And the food was delicious! Highly recommended.

Response from Shropshire Weavers:

Thanks Denise. It was lovely to meet you and get you started on your weaving journey. I look forward to seeing you again and showing you more weaving techniques. Let's hope you get a loom for Christmas! Happy Weaving. Best Wishes. Fiona

In-person course
- - #26415

I really enjoyed the day. Fiona was good at giving the right amount of guidance and encouragement to get me going with my first weaving project. Knowledgeable and experienced and interested in my ideas. Very hospitable too. Thanks

Response from Shropshire Weavers:

Thanks Helen. I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy your weaving and let me know if you any help or advice. Please send me a picture of your finished piece or post it on my Shropshire Weavers Facebook page. Best Wishes Fiona

In-person course
- - #24277

I really enjoyed the 1 day introduction course, my piece of work I created from this event is on my wall! I have now booked for the 2nd day. The course teaches you the basics for weaving and provides you with the confidence to try new methods and materials. Fiona is a very knowledgeable tapestry weaver. I can recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn tapestry weaving. Great lunch too.

Response from Shropshire Weavers:

Thanks Jackie. So glad you enjoyed it. It was lovely to meet you and Barbara. Look forward to seeing you both again in October.

In-person course
- - #17225

A very enjoyable day. The small group meant personal tuition and so it was easy to learn new skills. Thank you Fiona. The food was good as well!

Response from Shropshire Weavers:

So glad you enjoyed your day. Look forward to seeing you again in November. Happy Weavng! Best Wishes Fiona

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