Due to Covid 19 and public health guidelines all workshops are postponed until further notice. Online classes coming soon.

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.

Courses run with a minimum of two and maximum of six people, ensuring each participant receives individual attention.

Course dates

Please email francescrowe3@gmail.com to request full details, or call 087 7760250.

Weekend Workshops

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 5.00pm
regularly throughout the year. Please email for dates.

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.

Cost €160 including all equipment, materials and lunch.

l levels) and as an Arts Facilitator, Curator and collaborator.

One-Day Workshops

 10.30am – 4.00pm

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.

Cost including materials €80
Minimum 2 participants.

Five-Day Courses

Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm daily

This course is designed to cover the key processes involved in producing your own handwoven tapestry. The course offers flexibility and allows for individual choice, no previous experience needed.

Over the five days you will be introduced to a variety of techniques, to develop your design and weaving skills. Processes will include:

  • Understanding the historical background to tapestry
  • Making your own warp, winding it onto a weaving frame (provided)
  • Mixing yarns to create a colour palate
  • Developing a design and translating it between the warp, the weft and the maker.
  • Weaving the design
  • Finishing techniques
  • Display methods.

Cost €400 including all materials.

Accommodation

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 francescrowe3@gmail.com 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.