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Fiona Nisbet

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

Fiona's Events

Audlem Mill  Exhibition now extended until mid December 2018

More information and details of the exhibition here

The Wharf, Audlem, Cheshire  CW3 0DX

Free Admission

Open every day except Mondays, 10 am – 4 pm

Fiona will be demonstrating in the mill on occasions.

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 31st  July 2019

In the Countryside Pursuits Marquee

Come and watch weaving and spinning demonstrations


The Bear Steps Gallery  - September 2019

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.

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Workshops

January 2019

9th  and 10th January  Tapestry 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.

15th January – 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.

22nd and 23rd January – Scarf Weaving    Come and learn how to set up a small weaving loom and weave yourself a length of fabric.  It’s very easy, fun and extremely creative!

31st January – Inkle Weaving   Bring your inkle loom or use one of mine and come and weave a beautiful ribbon or braid.

February 2019

26th and 27th February – 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. 

March 2019

12th March – Finishing Techniques    Learn how to wash and finish your hand-woven creations and how to make a twisted fringe.

19th and 20th 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.

April 2019

2nd and 3rd 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.

10th April – Tapestry Weaving for Beginners


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.


Other Group Workshops – Silk from Fibre to Fabric

Saturday 12th January 2019

  Gwynedd Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Friday 2nd August 2019

  Aston W. I. , Nantwich Cheshire  - Weaving Workshop




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Calendar 2018-2019

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Inkle weaving ribbons and bag handles