Ffibrau y Gwyr
(Fibres of Gower)
The Old Woolen Mill, Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, SA3 2EH
Sun 1, Sun 8 & Sat 14 July | 10.30am - 4pm | free
Ffibrau y Gwyr is a not-for-profit, social enterprise partnership formed by Tasha Middleton, of Sew Swansea fame, and Rachel Broughton, a local fibre artist and textile enthusiast. Tasha and Rachel love all things fibre and textile related, and relish the opportunity to develop textiles, from sheep to finished products.
They operate workshops from the recreated woollen mill at the Gower Heritage Centre. The mill partly recreates John Grant’s woollen mill on the site dating back to 1816, and has a functioning Dobcross Loom, other floor and hand looms, as well as processing, carding, spinning and dyeing equipment. During Open Studios, they will display examples of their work, and would love to show people around the mill and talk to them about their work and their heritage craft workshops in wool processing, carding, dyeing, spinning, felting and weaving.