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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

Description:

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

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