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Fiona Nisbet

A selection of yarns for a new floor rug Dying with indigo

Fiona's Events

Audlem Mill

The Wharf, Audlem, Cheshire  CW3 0DX

Free Admission

Fiona will be demonstrating in the mill on occasions from the beginning of March.

Audlem is a picturesque village in South Cheshire with lovely shops, cafes and pubs as well as beautiful walks.  Take a look at the village website www.audlem.org

Nantwich ShowWednesday 29th  July 2020

In the Countryside Pursuits Marquee

Come and watch weaving and spinning demonstrations

The Bear Steps Gallery  - 20th September - 3rd October 2020

St. Alkmunds Place, Shrewsbury  SY1 1UH

This gallery is in the centre of Shrewsbury, a historic town full of interesting shops and buildings and walks along the River Severn.

Free Admission

Open everyday 10am – 4pm

Fiona will be  participating with the Shrewsbury Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.  If you particularly want to see and chat to Fiona please contact her before your visit so she can ensure she is at the gallery.




18th February - Rigid Heddle Weaving   Come and learn how to weave cloth on a very easy loom.  Choose your own colours and yarns and have fun weaving. Fiona will show you different techniques and effects.

4th March - Picture Weaving    Learn how to weave a wall-hanging using a variety of yarns and threads.  Or come and learn some new techniques including soumac, linked wefts and colour blending.  Beginners welcome.

17th and 18th March - Rainbow Dyeing   Learn how to dye wool and silk a variety of bright vibrant colours for knitting, crochet, weaving and embroidery, using synthetic dyes. You’ll learn some interesting techniques which give wonderful effects.

22nd and 23rd April – Dyeing with Natural Dyes   Learn how to use mordants and plants from the garden and hedgerows to make beautiful colours on wools and silks using yarns, fibres and fabrics.

June 2020

Four-shaft Loom Weaving    At this workshop you will learn how to set up a 4-shaft table loom and understand how to create a variety of patterns.  You will also learn how to read weaving patterns. 

Spinning for Beginners    Bring your spinning wheel or use one of mine.  You will learn how to card a fleece and how to chose good fibres.  By the end of the day you will have a small hank of your own handspun yarn to take home with you.

Spinning Workshop  Improve your techniques and learn how to spin textured art yarns or any yearn of your choice.  You will get lots of useful hints and tips about spinning and how to use your wheel more effectively.

July 2020

Leno Weaving  Come and learn how to make yourself a beautiful lightweight scarf using this unusual Leno technique.  It is quick to weave but time consuming to set up.

Inkle Weaving   Bring your inkle loom or use one of mine and come and weave a beautiful ribbon or braid.

If there's something you'd particularly like to learn please contact Fiona to arrange a day.

Her workshops are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from

10.30 am – 4.00 pm with a maximum of 4 people so you get plenty of help, advice and individual attention.

Group Workshops

Thursday 19th February 2020

  Westhope College, Church Stretton          

Stick Weaving 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Go to www.westhorpe.org.uk for further details

Wednesday 26th February 2020

  Wrekin Embroiderers Guild, Evening Talk/Lecture 7.45 pm

Silk - from silkworm to fabric.

St. John’s Church, Saltwells Drive, Muxton, Telford  TF2 8RJ

Saturday 28th March 2020

  North Cheshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers


Croft Memorial Hall, Warrington  WA3 7BQ  

Website:  www.northcheshireswd.co.uk

Saturday 18th April 2020

  Ty Mawr Spinning Group, Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham

Rainbow Dye Workshop 10.00 am to 3.00 pm   

Dyeing wool and other animal fibres a range of bright vibrant colours using a variety of techniques.

Contact Liz Carding 07740 026732 if you’d like to come along

Monday 20th April 2020

  Acton and Reaseheath WI, Evening Talk/Lecture 7.30 pm           

Silk - from silkworm to fabric

Acton Village Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire

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Calendar 2020                                                       Workshops

Inkle weaving ribbons and bag handles
Stick weaving