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Shropshire Weavers

Contact name: Fiona Nisbet
6
Total bookings
Rating
(8)
over 5 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: Aug 16th
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Inkle Loom Weaving with Fiona Nisbet
Next date: Aug 16th
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Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet
Next date: Aug 16th

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
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."

21 Nov 19'

Denise reviewed: Tapestry Weaving for Beginners with Fiona Nisbet

"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."

Shropshire Weavers responded:

" 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"

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