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3 hour introduction to frame loom weaving, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury


About the Course

An evening workshop for beginners between 6pm - 9pm in the beautiful setting of Fisherton Mill in Salisbury.

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 for £20. Cash is preferable.

What to bring:

Please bring along any drinks and snacks you might want during the workshop.

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.

Parking & Arrival

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.

The workshop will take place in the gallery upstairs and, as Fisherton Mill is closed at the time of the workshop, you will need to access the gallery via the metal staircase to the left of the main entrance.

I will be outside the front of the gallery to welcome you and show you up at 5.45. If you are running late, please show yourself up the metal staircase to the first floor and ring the door bell.

I like to start promptly as there is quite a lot to go through, 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.

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 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.


Ellie Fisher at Elka
108 Fisherton Street
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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3 hours (6:00pm to 9:00pm)

Next available date

3rd November 2020


In-person course
- - #26867

Absolutely brilliant courses led by Ellie. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has an interest in or is curious about weaving. Her yarns are wonderful and the setting is lovely. Well taught in a relaxed atmosphere and questions are welcome!! All in all a thoroughly fantastic experience 😁

Response from Elka:

Thank you so much for the lovely review Fran! Great to see you again and I’m so glad you enjoyed the day. Can’t wait to see your weaving :)

In-person course
- - #20651

Really useful step up from the beginners workshop. Ellie endlessly patient and helpful. Small group so all the attention one needs. I really appreciate the range of materials to choose from.

Response from Elka:

Hi Kate, thank you for the review. Great to see you again . I'm so glad you found the workshop useful. Best wishes, Ellie

In-person course
- - #20645

Small group, so plenty of one to one help.
We were guided through the process learning a variety of tapestry skills
and there were excellent resources.
A stress free very productive day. Ellie is an excellent tutor with a solid background in textiles willing to share all her experience.
Bonus. Ellie is a cheerful, supportive and encouraging lady.
Thank you.

Response from Elka:

Hi Cynthia, Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. Great to see you again. Very best wishes, Ellie

In-person course
- - #20640

Very happy that I attended the intermediate weaving course with Ellie yesterday and learnt new skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Ellie offered her expertise and a great selection of sustainable yarns in fabulous colours. Would highly recommend.

Response from Elka:

Great to see you again Lorien and thank you for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop. All the best, Ellie

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