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Brat do Bríd – Weaving from nature / Ag fí ó nádúr

Monica de Bath
16:00 - 18:00
Booking required
All Ages


Weaving is as old as song and to be found in cultures worldwide. It often contained secret messages from weavers to their own people. Historical records show evidence of a weaving tradition in Rathangan using wool, flax and cotton.

This two hour weaving event with artist Monica de Bath involves:

Thinking and shaping a secret message for your weaving

An Dlúth / The Warp

Demonstration of warping up a frame
Warping up frames in pairs.

An Inneach / The Weft

Selecting flexible natural materials - willow / rushes/ grasses/ herbs/ fabric
Demonstration of the basic weave Begin to weave
Weaving in pairs or individually
speaking different languages together

Thinking and shaping a secret message for your weaving

Finishing your tapestry sample and taking it off the tapestry frame
Gather together and present your Weaving to the group.
And maybe reveal a secret message.

What you will need to bring:
A sharp scissors
Flexible natural materials: From canal, woods, bog, field or garden etc.

About the artist facilitator: Monica facilitates an annual Tapestry weaving course with Oideas Gael, Gleann Cholm Cille. She learned how to weave from a Zimbabwean weaver.

Family friendlyGaeilgeWheelchair accessible


Full Address: Rathangan Community Library, Kildare Road, Rathangan Demesne, Rathangan, County Kildare, Ireland
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