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Shropshire Weavers

Contact name: Fiona Nisbet
Total bookings
over 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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4 Shaft Loom Weaving
5½ hours
Next date: 25th Jun 2024
1 place left
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Handspinning creative yarns
2 days
Next date: 25th Jun 2024
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Inkle Loom Weaving with Fiona Nisbet
1 day
Next date: 25th Jun 2024
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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet
1 day
Next date: 25th Jun 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
16 Mar 24'

Lorraine Farmer reviewed: 4 Shaft Loom Weaving

"Brilliant course tailored to what I wanted to learn. Good location lovely workshop. Took my loom and learnt how to use it. Everything I need to know "

Shropshire Weavers responded:

"It was lovely to meet you. Glad we had a successful day. Look forward to seeing you again. Happy Weaving! Fiona"

29 Feb 24'

Victoria reviewed: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet

"A relaxing day learning tapestry weaving from scratch with Fiona in her studio. Clearly passionate about all things fibre, she was a knowledgeable and patient teacher. We didn’t have the scones mentioned, but Fiona made a delicious lentil lasagne lunch and we had local plums for dessert so definitely didn’t go hungry! I ended the day with a complete piece and bought a small loom to take home to keep working on. "

Shropshire Weavers responded:

"Thank you very much for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your day. It was lovely to help you weave your first tapestry weaving. Apologies for providing biscuits instead of scones! I’ve got no excuse but promise you’ll have a scone next time! Happy Weaving!"

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!"

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