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Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving Workshop, Salisbury

Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving Workshop, Salisbury



A day long frame weaving workshop for beginners between 10am - 4pm in the beautiful setting of Fisherton Mill in Salisbury. 

CLICK HERE for a short video on what to expect.


The course price includes 6 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.

You will receive a 20% discount on the lunch menu from the Fisherton Mill Gallery Cafe on the day of the workshop.

 Spaces are limited to ensure 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 end of the workshop.


The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom.

We will cover the following:

  • How to pick the best yarns for weaving
  • How to plan your warp   (all the tension threads that are wound on to the loom before weaving begins)
  • How to dress the loom (prepare the loom for weaving)
  • Lots of weaving!
  • How to secure your piece and remove it from the loom

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 (£25) and other materials at the end of the workshop and you will find a comprehensive list of suppliers in the resources section of your handout.


Fisherton Mill has a wonderful cafe where you can purchase your lunch, cakes and drinks, however if you'd prefer to bring a packed lunch, please feel free to do so.

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.


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 find full details on where to park and how to get there on the Fisherton Mill website, link below:

The workshop will take place in the gallery upstairs.

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 worry, 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.


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 20 years of weaving experience she is passionate about sharing her love of textiles.


To ensure the viability of our workshops we have to have a firm cancellation policy. Please read it HERE. By booking a space you are agreeing to this policy.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Great guidance from Ellie

I'd had a tricky week so not at all in the right frame of mind when I arrived but the day was a joy and helped me step out of that energy. Great guidance from Ellie, detailed notes to take away and a great selection of sustainable yarns to work with. Now have a grasp of the basics and how to get going on the loom and have spent time just playing. Ellie is lovely and good at keeping everyone going at their own pace and how they learn. Thank you Ellie!

Sally Chown
Brilliant day course

What a fabulous creative day. I've just got home from a superb day course an "Introduction to Frame Weaving" at Fisherton Mill Salisbury run by Ellie of Elka sustainable textiles.

Ellie was a fantastic teacher, really thorough with her instructions and explanations. Very patient and happy to answer questions and give individual attention when required. The course materials were amazing, a huge choice of sustainable yarns and fibres to choose from. Her knowledge of the sustainable & renewable materials and methods of production was immense and her enthusiasm and love of this subject shone through and was inspirational.

I had a really enjoyable day, have created an awesome (if i may say so myself!) wall hanging that I'm thrilled with. I would definitely recommend Ellies courses.

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