The Workhouse Gallery & Cafe

David and I have been restoring, buying and selling antique carpets since the early 1970's inspired by many trips to the Middle East. We began weaving for the National Trust over 30 years ago to replace valuable carpets that were being destroyed by visitors walking on them, first in Anatolia in southern Turkey and then Bulgaria where we still weave today.

In the early 90's we designed and built a live work space on Presteigne Industrial Estate with the workshop, washroom, office and showroom on the ground floor and living accommodation above, as the business has developed we expanded in to a purpose built larger workshop and show room next door and began to diversify onto selling new productions working with other producers.

In 2009 our daughter Rose joined the business and we developed a café and gallery where we have an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.