Advanced Workshop in Weaving


Martin Weatherhead of SnailTrail Handweavers in Wales is coming to Malahide Castle, Dublin to give a masterclass in weft-faced weaving on the 23rd and 24th November 2019. Weft-faced weaving is also referred to sometimes as rug weaving, it is one of the sections for the Certificate of Achievement in weaving and is an area that can be looked at in some detail over two days as generally it is woven with 4 EPI. This will allow participants to re-thread easily to try out different techniques. Martin hopes that participants will leave with several 8” wide samples to bring away with them after the two days (this is a suitable size for use in the CoA). He will also bring with him several samples of his work and discuss the different techniques. Martin describes weft-faced weaving as his first weaving love, so this is sure to be a weekend filled with positivity and love of weaving.

Where: Malahide Castle, Dublin.
When: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24TH November 2019, 9:30-5 pm each day.
Cost: €130 for the two days for guild members, €150 for non-members (Included in this is tea/coffee on arrival, soup + sandwiches Tea/Coffee at lunchtime and tea/coffee and scones in the afternoon. All catering is provided by Avoca and special requirements can be catered for).

Booking: 50% deposit must be paid via PayPal or bank transfer to secure your place. Remaining balance to be paid before the workshop.
Please contact Orla at events@weavespindye.ie for further information and availability.


All participants will need to bring their own 2, 4 or 8 shaft loom for the workshop. Participants do not need prior knowledge of this specific method of weaving, but do need experience of using a table or floor loom before.

There are two looms available to rent from a guild member for this weekend course. you would need t pick up the looms and warp them before the course. please contact events@weavespindye.ie for further information.

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