Workshops, classes and private tuition have resumed.

Courses take place in my newly built, sunlit studio. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of County Roscommon, Ireland. A couple of hours drive from Dublin, and not far from Knock airport. This is a rural farming area of great natural beauty. It is part of the Hidden Heartlands, an area renowned for its fishing, hill walking, inland water cruising and traditional music, offering a wide range of enjoyable activities to anyone visiting the area. Roscommon is home to many historical Houses and archaeological sites.

Courses are designed to meet your needs, at whatever level, from beginners to advanced. You can also request dates other than those advertised, if you have specific times or techniques you wish to explore. Please contact me to discuss this further.

The studio atmosphere is friendly and supportive, and the emphasis is on enjoying the creative process, whilst producing work that is beautiful and interesting to take home with you. Participants are encouraged to think creatively and be experimental in their approach.

Course dates, Private Tuition, Accommodation, Teaching

See information below on upcoming courses, private tuition, accommodation available and teaching/lectures services. If you require any further information please email or call 087 7760250.

Weekend Workshops

Saturday and Sunday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm regularly throughout the year.

Cost €200 including all equipment, materials and snacks. Minimum class size 2. Maximum class size 5.

Learn how to put a warp onto a weaving frame. Create a shed, Build the floor of the tapestry, tie knots, weave plain, diagonal, pattern and create texture. The learner will be encouraged to take the frame and yarns home with them overnight to advance the tapestry in order to finish it on the second day and cut it from the frame. Learn several finishing techniques. No experience required.

Upcoming Autumn Winter Workshops

1 Day Midweek Workshops

Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm. Cost: €125. Minimum class size 2. Maximum class size 5.

An introduction to tapestry weaving. You will warp a frame and weave a sampler to take home. Fun and easy, ideal for beginners and open to any age.

Upcoming Autumn Winter Workshop Dates

Private Tuition

€50 per hour. Contact Frances to arrange time and date that suits your needs.


We can offer guest room accommodation as well as a self-contained apartment – more details on enquiry. There is also a range of accommodation available in the area, from self catering, B+B, Camping/caravanning and Hotels.

Lectures And Talks

I am available for talks and lectures. I give talks about my practice to guilds, community groups, arts organisations, colleges and universities. I am happy to travel outside of Ireland. Please email to discuss your requirements.

Teaching/ Administration

I am passionate about sharing skills and facilitating other peoples’ creativity, which has led me towards work in the wider community, both in the area of education (with all age groups and at all levels) and as an Arts Facilitator, Curator and collaborator.