Tapestry Weaving and Hand Weaving Workshops | Áine Dunne Weaver

Programme of 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. 

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 - Beginners and advanced welcome.

Workshop covers:

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

Upcoming Workshops

Hand Spining - 24th March, 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 28th July

Tapestry Weaving - 14th April, 12th May, 9th June, 14th July

Hand Spining - 18th August, 22nd September, 27th October, 24th November, 15th December

Tapestry Weaving - 11th August, 8th September, 13th October, 10th November

To book, please email.


This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.

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24 March to 16 December 2018


Ballymakenny, Drogheda, Co. Louth


€120 for individuals, €75 each for 2-4 persons, €50 each for 6 + persons

Opening Hours

10am until 2pm with lunch.

Further Information

Aine Dunne Weaver

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