Workshops

The artist provides workshops in tapestry weaving and spinning. These are available at the studio and through schools and community centres. Workshops can be one off introductions to hand spinning and weaving or a series of  workshops that include the history of weaving, design techniques, spinning sheep’s wool, setting up a loom and weaving and finishing a piece approximately 3inches by 7 inches.

Workshops are provided on demand.  There are also a number of set workshops that are listed below.  Please feel free to make contact at info@ainedunneweaver.com

COST  -  3 hour workshop with lunch :

120e for individuals

75e  each for 2-4 persons

50e  each for 6 + persons

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

SUMMER 2017

HAND SPINNING                               TAPESTRY WEAVING

April 29th                                                          May 13th

May 27th                                                           June 10th

June 24th                                                          July 8th

July 22nd                                                          August 5th

August 19th                                                      Sept    2nd

 

Workshops run from 10am through to 2pm with lunch. Lunch may extend this time so give yourself an extra hour just in case,   To book a place contact Aine at info@ainedunneweaver,com or through Facebook see Aine Dunne Weaver

 

Hand Spinning

 Learn how to make your own yarn from sheep’s wool and local alpaca wool.

Topics covered include:

  • Finger spinning
  • Spinning on a drop spindle
  • Spinning on a wheel
  • History of spinning in Ireland
  • Use of hand spun wool
  • Resources

 

Tapestry Weaving

Weaving on a tapestry frame at the summer workshops

Beginners and advanced welcome. Workshop covers:

  • Historical background
  • Loom types
  • Design
  • Preparing warp threads
  • Weaving
  • Finishing
  • Resources

 

 

 

School Workshops

A series of workshops that enable children to trace the path from fibre to fabric is available to schools and community groups. Áine provides looms, drop spindles, sheep’s wool, yarns and hand outs giving participants a unique, exciting, hands on experience spinning their own yarn and designing and weaving a piece of fabric.

 

2017 Bead Looming Workshops


Workshops held on demand June through to September.

Photographed on the right – Isabelle and Laoise at the August workshop.  Keeping up with the adults… Impressive!

Native American Bead Looming with Robert Morency

Robert Morency, New Hampshire USA.  You’ll be introduced to the equipment and techniques for creating inspired pieces for application to clothing, belts, bags, headbands and other decorative purposes.  All necessary equipment supplied and will be available for optional purchase. All ages welcome (9 and up). We have 6 spaces available.  Booking is essential. 10am-3pm.  Cost €50.  Includes light lunch.