What you'll do
Come to my house where I will meet you at the door. There's plenty of parking space and it's situated on a quiet country lane. I will bring you in to the kitchen for a cuppa after your drive. The kitchen is the hub of the house and the oldest part (200 years old). From here we will go to the weaver's studio that is part of the house but has a separate entrance at the top of a stairs outside. It used to be the old hayloft. Here you will have the experience of learning the ancient art of tapestry weaving. If you have never woven before or worked with wool and ancient crafts it is the ideal time and place to do it. In the weaving I will introduce you to design skills for tapestry weaving. You will learn about looms and prepare your own frame loom for weaving. There's endless yarn colours to choose from so you can weave and finish a miniature tapestry to take away. The workshop will run from 10am - 3pm . We will take a break for teas and coffees in the kitchen half way through the day . The studio is 10 minutes drive from Monasterboice High Crosses and the beautiful fishing village of Clogherhead and 20 minutes from Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. Cost 100e
I am steeped in the traditional, ancient forms of tapestry weaving and hand spinning. 30 years experience designing, weaving and teaching in the Boyne Valley. A history of working in the field of care work with a desire to impart a rich, chilled weaving experience to those ready for the break of a lifetime. My house and studio is situated in a 200 year old farmhouse 4 mile north of Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland, just above Dublin.
Tuition, materials , teas, coffee and scones
Where you'll be
This is an opportunity to take time out and introduce yourself to the craft of weaving as it was at the beginning of civilisation. It is a quiet and relaxing workshop - almost therapeutic some say. Full of yarns, colour and company. Your instructor/host is a professional weaver of over 30 years weaving and teaching experience. The studio is housed in the hayloft of the residence which is a 200 year old farmhouse.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
If you are finding any difficulty booking or need further advice, choice or direction please ask me by dropping an email to email@example.com. I will get back to you as soon as possible
Tapestry Weaving with Áine Dunne
£89 / personNew experience
£89 / person