Textiles at The Weir - Art Workshop in Abergavenny

Welcome / Croeso

Come and visit a beautiful area of Monmouthshire and learn a new skill in a cosy, country workshop. Textiles at The Weir is a studio based at a working small holding on the outskirts of Llanddewi Rhydderch, a small village just outside the market town of Abergavenny. 

We provide a variety of textile based day courses including hand and machine embroidery, felting, embellishing, fabric painting and printing. 

Our courses cater for all abilities from total beginners to the more experienced people looking for new challenges and techniques. 

All courses are taught in small groups up to six with lots of opportunities for one-to-one tuition. The aim is for everyone to produce piece of work by the end of the day.


I went along to a day workshop called “Embroider your garden”. Our group of eight participants included people with loads of experience and others, like me, who didn’t know what an embellishing machine was or that you can do machine embroidery on all sewing machines! Jan quickly put us all at our ease, took us through the techniques involved step by step and didn’t once lose her cool when we broke needles or changed our minds about what materials we wanted to use. She provided a rainbow treasure-trove of fabrics and threads and we all had a fantastic time producing stitched pictures of gardens, or in my case, an attempt at a stitched vegetable! As Jan said to us at 4pm: “Never say you can’t do something.” We can all surprise ourselves, and have fun in the process.
— Cath B, April 28th 2013