A Maker Space that will be located in two communities in Gwynedd over one year.

What is Ffiws?

Ffiws is a co-operative Maker Space that is situated at 125 High Street Porthmadog. The space contains a variety of different high-tech equipment, as well as electronics equipment and hand tools.


What equipment is available at Ffiws?

  • 3D Printer
  • Laser Cutter
  • CNC Machine
  • Heat Press
  • Mug Press
  • Sublimation Printer
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • and more…

Who can use the equipment?

The space is open to anyone over the age of 18 and for those between 14 and 18 if they are with a responsible adult. We will be arranging special workshops for children under the age of 14. Before using any of the equipment in the space you MUST attend an induction session.


FFIWS Documents:

Ffiws Rules

Ffiws General Risk Assessment

Emergency Procedures

Ffiws Equipment – Safe Operating Procedures


What are Ffiws’ opening hours?

Monday                    1 – 9

Tuesday                    10 – 5

Wednesday             10 – 5

Thursday                  10 – 5

Friday                        10 – 5


The space will also be open some weeknights and the occasional Saturday for events / workshops / inductions.

For more information about our events please visit Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig’s social media accounts or contact Rhys to be added to the mailing list.


How long will Ffiws be open?

As this is a pilot project, Ffiws will be at Porthmadog High Street until the end of March 2020, before moving to another location in Gwynedd for a further 6 months.

Who is funding the project?

Ffiws is funded by Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig and the ARFOR Programme by Cyngor Gwynedd.

Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig are responsible for running the LEADER program here in Gwynedd. LEADER is the term used to describe a local development approach for rural areas. It is an EU and Welsh Government funded project. The emphasis is on piloting projects in order to learn and share good practice.

The ARFOR programme operates across Anglesey, Gwynedd, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. The programme is a trial fund intending to create more and better jobs in areas that are strongholds of the Welsh language while supporting its rise. ARFOR contains a variety of local plans and activities across the four areas.


What is the aim of the project?

  • Create a community of makers in the area
  • To give everyone the chance to access high-tech equipment
  • Encourage creativity and to learn new skills
  • We hope that the community will be able to take ownership of the space and to carry it on beyond our pilot project.


For more information or if you would like to take part in any way by attending a workshop or by hosting one yourself please contact Rhys on rhys@mentermon.com / 01766 514057.




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01766 514 057

Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, 146 Stryd Fawr, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9NU