Gweithdy

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Gweithdy is a special space where you can celebrate the skills of makers across millennia, as well as learning some of those skills for yourself. At the edge of the woodland, this stunningly designed eco-friendly building is both a gallery and a craft workshop. Be inspired by the objects on display – from stone axes to stick chairs – discover how they were made, then have a go yourself. This is a space where anyone can make and create.

We look at how things have been made from wood, clay, stone, metal, plants and textiles. You can see one of the oldest fragments of textile found in Wales, learn how quilts are a kind of ‘textile sandwich’ and create your own patchwork design. Or admire the Capel Garmon firedog, a stunning example of Iron Age blacksmithing, and then join a blacksmithing course. Discover how people made objects of beauty from the most basic materials to meet their daily needs or see them through hard times. Find the maker in you.