Snail Trail Handweavers, established in 1975, is the partnership of Martin & Nina Weatherhead and is based at Penwenallt Farm in the beautiful, rural countryside of Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
Since 1980 Martin has been running residential and non-residential courses in weaving, spinning and dyeing in his studio and he also runs weaving and dyeing workshops for Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers throughout the UK. He gives talks on aspects of his work and on his researches in Peru and in Central Asia, the latter gained through a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in 1998. Martin retired from giving residential courses in 2020 but still enjoys giving weekend courses for Guilds and other organisations.
B & B
At present B&B is not being offered due to Covid and may well stop altogether.
Martin’s wife, Nina, provides accommodation for the courses and also offers Bed & Breakfast to guests visiting this beautiful area steeped in history. We are conveniently close to Rhosygilwen which hosts festivals, concerts and wedding parties. We are 3 miles from Cilgerran with its 13th century ruined Castle and its Nature Reserve and Coracle fishing on the River Teifi. Cilgerran, with its 4 circular walks, has Walkers are Welcome status. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 6 miles away, as is Cardigan, site of the first Eisteddfod in 1176.
We invite you to visit our small, rural handweaving studio where visitors may see work in progress, hear the rhythmic sound of traditional hand looms, talk to Martin, the weaver, about his work and view his finished items for sale.
Interview for Radio Wales HBTWEAVING