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Historians_in_Residence CATHY SCUFFIL


Historian in Residence 

Cathy is a Historian in Residence with Dublin City Council for the Dublin South Central area and over the last few years in her role, she has worked with schools, local history societies and community groups in her mission to make history engaging for people from all walks of life.
Cathy has been a champion of the Liberties Weavers from the beginning.  Cathy has also guided us through the social history and the impact weaving had on The Liberties.

Cristina Nicotra



 WeaveTime© Instructor

Cristina is a textile artist and fashion designer with a deep passion for the intersection of textiles, meditation, and art. Her work supports sustainable practices within the textile and art communities. Since joining the Liberties Weavers in 2021, Cristina has continued to refine her skills and advocacy for sustainable textiles.

Claire Byrne



WeaveTime© Instructor

Claire has been the chair since it's establishment.  Claire loves weaving on her inkle loom. Claire comes from a long line of weavers, with her family having worked in the Greenmount Mill in Harold's Cross.

Sally Hasson



Sally has a degree in Craft Design from NCAD and is fascinated by all areas of art and design. Since joining the Liberties Weavers in 2019 she has been experimenting with the traditional skills of weaving and tapestry and is taking them in new directions through her jewellery practice.

Mary Bale


WeaveTime© Manager

With a lifelong passion for all things knit and sew, Mary has discovered the joy of weaving through joining The Liberties Weavers.

"There is nothing more fun and satisfying than creating an original piece in the company of other enthusiast".

Mary has recently joined the Committee and taken over th role of WeaveTime© Manager 

Mallory Frye


Commitee member and WeaveTime© Instructor

Mallory is a multi-disciplinary artist with a particular interest in textiles, collage and the environment. She began weaving with the group in 2022

Flora Iaoponi


Commitee member and WeaveTime© Instructor

After discovering weaving and The Liberties Weavers as a complete novice in the world of crafts, Flora enjoys making tapestries inspired by beautiful Irish wools and colous and the urban and rural landscape. She also enjoys working on her rigid heddle loom and sharing her interest in weaving with others

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Commitee member

Naomi started weaving when she joined a CDETB evening course with an amazing tutor named Mags in January ‘23. She fell completely in love with weaving and has since purchased an old rigid heddle loom, had her son build her an Inkle loom, and acquired an old floor loom from Connemara. The weaving classes have provided Naomi with a wonderful space to learn the craft and spend time with lovely people who are also passionate about weaving. She admires the ethos and mission of The Liberties Weavers and hopes that goes from strength to strength introduce many more people to the art of weaving.



Equipment Manager

WeaveTime© Instructor

Weaving is my new hobby. I went to the starter classes and was delighted to discover something so old and yet continuously inventive. I love the hands on creativity. Start at the loom and at the end you have ...whatever you want.  I am beginning to run out of people to give bookmarks, placemats and scarves to. Recycled mats next.



Alumni - The Liberties Weaver Project creator

Almqvist, who has a degree in textile design from NCAD and was a community development worker for 20 years, has combined these two strands of her life by founding a “community-based textile school”, called The Yarn School.

She has worked with local women in and around the Liberties on a couple of different projects in recent times. “I became more and more aware of the long tradition of textile work in this area,” she says.

One project was a quilt in honour of the 77 women arrested after the Easter Rising. Another was the Suffragette Hat Project.

Going back generations, women around the Liberties have worked in factories or workshops, or doing piecework at home, or making things for their families.

“So there’s an incredibly rich store of knowledge which is getting lost in the next generation,” Almqvist said.

Almqvist says the idea behind the classes is to try to revive those skills and to get people making again.

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