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Arts & Crafts Mayo

Clare Island Hand Weaver – Spinning / Weaving / Natural Dying Demonstrations and Classes

Clare Island Hand WeaverThe Ballytoughey loom is a small cottage industry producing high quality natural fibre hand woven goods.

Beth Moran has been trading for the last 15 years and has established and international reputation for her work. Her focus is primarily on colour and pattern and for the most part each piece is unique. Her range of work runs from very fine silk to home grown, home spun and naturally dyed rugs.

Situated on Clare Island in an unspoiled environment with a population of 170 people affords a unique opportunity both in the landscape and the people for an intimate experience of inspiration. Beth has a small farm of sheep which is a ready resource of wool for spinning and the land has many indigenous plants for dye materials.

Go Explore Hostel can arrange a visit to the Loom and have Beth carry out demonstrations of her work for you. She also operates open workshops during the day which may be of interest.

Please call our reception on 00353 (0)98 26307 or e-mail stay@goexplorehostel.ie for more information.