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Áine Dunne Fine Art Tapestry Weaver works from her studio in Co. Louth on the east coast of Ireland.  She designs and weaves bespoke tapestry wall coverings for public and private clients.

Áine Dunne Fine Art Tapestry Weaver works from her studio in Co. Louth on the east coast of Ireland.  She designs and weaves bespoke tapestry wall coverings for public and private clients.  Her work can be seen in the foyer of The Stephen’s Green Hotel Dublin and LinkedIn International Headquarters in Baggot Street Dublin.  Áine also provides workshops in tapestry hand weaving and hand spinning. These workshops are tailored to suit the needs of participants. It is a truly enjoyable experience to sit in the quiet of the Boyne Valley and partake in this ancient hands on creative process.  Be sure to give yourself a little extra time when workshops include a fine wholefood lunch. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated at her studio in Ballymakenny.  Larger groups may be accommodated at the local Drumshallon Forge.  Áine’s studio is situated within a 10km radius of Drogheda Town, Clogherhead Village, Monasterboice and The Monasterboice Inn and Termonfeckin Village. Nearby, you can visit Bru na Boinne one of the world’s most important prehistoric Neolithic landscapes only a 16km drive from the studio.

Artist’s Statement

I am drawn to the medium of tapestry weaving through its textures, spinning yarn to work with and dying variations of shades. The process itself creates a space and a comfortable sense of relationship that I do not often encounter in other areas of my work life. Hence my designs tend to represent images and symbols that allow the viewer a doorway into this state of being.

Paradoxically, I often operate from a state of chaos, misconceptions and difficulty. I think this is part of being human. It is the process of weaving that changes my state of being and allows reflection on the reality that we are all in a constant state of change. I am inspired by those who accommodate change, however minimal, with a state of grace. For me this opens up a wider field of vision and ties in with the physical process of weaving.

'Knitting Tours.com are a fabulous bunch of people to work with. Their tour operators including the bus drivers are kind, considerate and reliable and why wouldn't they be...Every tour has been filled with wonderful people, eager to learn, happy to share and memorable in their participation throughout the workshops hosted here.

Áine Dunne

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