Workshops

Áine provides workshops in tapestry weaving and spinning. Workshops are available at the studio and can also be held in 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 3 inches by 7 inches.

 

Hand Spinning Workshops (3 hours with lunch)

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

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

 

Upcoming Hand Spinning Workshops:

  • Sat April 28th (limited places left)
  • Sat May 26th (limited places left)
  • Sat June 23rd (limited places left)
  • Sat July 28th
  • Sat August 18th
  • Sat September 22nd
  • Sat October 27th
  • Sat November 24th
  • Sat December 15th

Hand Spinning Workshops run from 10am through to 2pm and include lunch. From time to time workshops will run past 2pm depending on the number of attendees and volume of discussion / techniques.

Absolute Beginners welcome for this Fun Workshop!

 

Book Your Place – Hand Spinning

  • €120 for individuals
  • €75 per person (groups of 2 – 4)
  • €50 per person (groups of 6+)

To book your place please contact Áine at info@ainedunneweaver.com or you can secure your place online by paying a €50 deposit via PayPal:

 

Tapestry Weaving Workshops (3 hours with lunch)

Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced weavers. All are welcome. In this workshop Áine will cover:

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

 

Upcoming Tapestry Weaving Workshops:

  • Sat April 14th (limited places left)
  • Sat May 12th (limited places left)
  • Sat June 9th
  • Sat July 14th
  • Sat August 11th
  • Sat September 8th
  • Sat October 13th

Tapestry Weaving Workshops run from 10am through to 2pm and include lunch. From time to time workshops will run past 2pm depending on the number of attendees and volume of discussion / techniques.

 

Book Your Place – Tapestry Weaving

  • €120 for individuals
  • €75 per person (groups of 2 – 4)
  • €50 per person (groups of 6+)

To book your place please contact Áine at info@ainedunneweaver.com or you can secure your place online by paying a €50 deposit via PayPal:

 
 

Organise a Workshop – Private or Group booking available.

If you would like to arrange a workshop please get in touch by emailing info@ainedunneweaver.com.

 

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.