Shropshire Weavers

Contact name: Fiona Nisbet
Total bookings
almost 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I love colour and texture and using my own hand-dyed, hand-spun yarns from natural fibres, local sheep and alpaca fleece, to create my weavings. In 1988 having been spinning for about 5 years I gained a post-graduate Diploma in Handloom, Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing at Bradford University and have been running Textile workshops for the last 25 years.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Handspinning creative yarns
Next date: 26th Sep 2023
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Inkle Loom Weaving with Fiona Nisbet
Next date: 26th Sep 2023
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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet
Next date: 26th Sep 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
30 Sep 22'

Jane Marsh reviewed: Inkle Loom Weaving with Fiona Nisbet

"Really enjoyed my day with Fiona and covered a whole raft of related subjects too. Very knowledgeable and patient tutor!! "

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" Thanks so much for your swift review, Jane. It was lovely to meet you. Good luck with your Spinning and Inkle Weaving. I look forward to helping you with your warping mill next and seeing the finished inkle braid/ribbon. Warm Wishes Fiona"

10 Dec 21'

Nicci Bennett reviewed: Handspinning creative yarns

"Such a fab 2 days - really exciting to be able to produce knittable wool with just 2 days tuition. Fiona was so patient and encouraging even when she had to repeat things over and over when I just couldn't remember how to do something. Came home and had bought my wheel within 24 hours - felt really inspired. I really want to go back again when I have had some practice at home and develop further skills"

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" Thanks Nicci. It was lovely to meet you and to get you started on your spinning journey. I look forward to seeing you again. Happy Spinning!"

25 Aug 21'

Fflur reviewed: Rainbow Dyeing with Synthetic Dyes

"I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Fiona. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for all things yarn related is fantastic. I learned a lot and gained confidence in a process that I had no knowledge of prior to the course. I look forward to booking more courses with Fiona in future. Thanks Fiona :)"

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" Thanks Fflur, for your kind remarks. It was lovely to meet you. I hope you've had time to do more dyeing..... Look forward to seeing you again sometime. Warm Wishes Fiona"

27 Jun 21'

Amanda Vickers reviewed: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet

"I had such a lovely day with Fiona. She is generous with both passing on her incredible knowledge and skill and with her hospitality. I left feeling informed and inspired and am intending to book another course."

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