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Shropshire Weavers

Fiona Nisbet

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Workshops & Courses


Come and learn to spin. By the end of the day you’ll have your own hank of hand-spun wool to take home with you. I provide everything you need, including lunch!

Are you using your spinning wheel to its full potential? A day spent with me might be just what you need to fully appreciate exactly how it works. I can show you how to get the most from your wheel and how to spin precisely the yarn you have in mind, whether it’s thick wool for weaving rugs, thinner yarns for knitting, crochet or unique designer and novelty yarns.

Watch my Hand Carding Tutorial


Do you want to weave your very own piece of fabric? I have a variety of looms you can use. If you’ve never done it before it really is quick and easy. You can prepare a loom in the morning and be weaving your scarf, table mat, cushion cover or bag fabric in the afternoon.

It’s advisable to spare two days for weaving because then you’ll have plenty of time to absorb the intricacies of weaving as well as weave your chosen project and I can show you some interesting finishing techniques.

Maybe you know how to weave and have your own loom? Would like to learn a new weaving technique or reinforce your existing skills?

I can give you guidance and share my experience with you, so you’ll go home with your head buzzing with ideas and inspiration.


I love dyeing with plants from my garden as well as using synthetic dyes because they give your yarns, fibres and fabrics a degree of individuality reflecting your personality through the colours.

I can show you how to use natural dyes. It’s a wonderful feeling using plants from your garden or from hedgerows to give you beautiful colours. I also use special dye plants, such as indigo, logwood and cochineal because you get really good strong repeatable colours which are difficult to get from our indigenous species.

The best way to learn all about natural dyeing is to do a 3-day course with me because then I can show you how to do it in the most environmentally friendly way. You can bring your own ready prepared yarns, fibres and fabrics or choose from my collection.

You can either come on three consecutive days, or space them a week or two apart, depending on your diary commitments. I try to be as accommodating as possible!


My particular style of dyeing is fun, quick, easy and very colourful and colourfast. If you’d like to come and learn all about using synthetic or chemical dyes which give wonderful bright vibrant colours, treat yourself to a day with me. I’ll provide all the equipment and materials required for the day. Just come and absorb all my knowledge which I’ll willingly pass on to you and take away a selection of samples.

By the end of the day I’ll have put chemical dyeing into perspective and you'll have a better understanding about the different dyes available for different fibres.

"Somebody asked me to make a crochet hat for an Abba night - would you believe - and one of your instructions came into play, casting off with a smaller hook. I enjoyed making it with lots more confidence than before the course."

Pat Horton

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous day yesterday. I enjoyed every moment of it and learnt so much. You certainly packed a great deal into the time and we didn't waste a minute - I was thoroughly exhausted when I got home and slept all evening! I hope I didn't have the same effect on you! "

Jenny Clews

"Many thanks for a great course. I learnt a lot in such a short time."


Fiona weaving a blanket on her floor loom Silk fibres and yarns dyed with madder root Yarns and dyes Working outside with Benson.  Oh to be a cat! Yarns in my workshop Spinning rainbow dyed fleece Dyeing outside

Gift Vouchers

are available for textile workshops as well as equipment and materials.

Ideal for Birthday and Christmas presents or other special occasions.

Contact Fiona for voucher and more information

Fiona in her 'Zoom' office! The 'Other' office Workshop on Zoom

As a result of the world’s dramatic social changes due to Covid-19 at the beginning of 2020, I am now offering workshops, demonstrations and chats on line via Zoom, Facetime and Skype.  Contact me to arrange a session.  01948 871618  or e-mail

Coronavirus Plans

February 2021