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Introduction to Off-Loom Weaving Workshop, Salisbury

Introduction to Off-Loom Weaving Workshop, Salisbury



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

Off-loom weaving can be done in many different ways and in many places, however this workshop focuses on using found items from nature like branches and stones.

That nature provides your loom, and the materials and equipment you need can be carried in a pocket or small bag, makes this type of weaving a wonderful option for some outdoor crafting.

Weave on branches to decorate your home, a stone to use as a doorstop or paperweight, or simply focus on the mindful process of weaving.


The course price includes 6 hours of guided tuition, use of any equipment, and all materials including yarns and fibres.

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.



The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will be introduced to several off-loom weaving techniques, including rock weaving and branch weaving. 

We will cover the following:

  • How to pick the best yarns for weaving
  • How to turn branches, stones and other items into looms including windows and doors for bigger pieces
  • Lots of weaving!
  • Finishing and removing weaving from your 'loom'

Spaces are limited to ensure you receive as much guidance as you need.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have weaving experience and would like to take their weaving off a conventional loom and out into the natural world.


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. 


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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