Cork Handweavers Guild demonstration for Heritage Week 2015

As part of Heritage Week, a bunch of people who had never woven before came along to check out the Cork Handweavers Guild demonstration at Bishopstown Library. There were displays of spinning, tapestry, table loom weaving. It was a wonderful joy-filled morning. We brought along the cardboard and bamboo loom to give people a go! (For instructions on how to build this loom see our previous post here, you can also connect with us on facebook)

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Mary trying her hand at weaving for the first time.

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Maria weaving on the cardboard loom – isn’t her handmade crocheted top just so beautiful?

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Mary and Maria were great craic altogether!

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Michael gives it a go!

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Passing the shuttle through the shed.

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Ciara and Fionnula – hope to see you at a future guild event!

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Fionnula gave weaving a go today.

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The hands of many different brand new weavers contributed to this piece.

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This section was woven by two young sisters, Grace and Lydia. They took to it so naturally, it was such a joy to see!

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Cork Handweavers Guild demonstration for Heritage Week 2015