A Makerspace that is located in an empty shop on Porthmadog high street

What is Ffiws?

Ffiws is a co-operative Makerspace 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? (Had to be changed due to COVID-19)

Monday                    CLOSED

Tuesday                    CLOSED

Wednesday               9 – 5

Thursday                   CLOSED

Friday                        9 – 5



To register for the workshops, please visit AGW’s Eventbrite page – Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig Events | Eventbrite

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.



Argraffwr 3D Printer - In this video Wyn explains to Rhys what is a 3D printer and what you can do with it!

Get to know Jo - Have you had a look at Ffiws' event list and wondered who is Jo Hinchliffe that runs the open session every Tuesday? Well here's your chance to get to know him!

Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press - In this video Wyn explains to Rhys what the vinyl cutter and heat press are and what you can do with them!

Meet the Maker - Menai - We have loads of creative people helping us in Ffiws! Menai is here every Wednesay and Saturday. Watch the video to get to know her better :)

Rhys chats to Jo and Patsy - Here's Rhys chatting to Jo Hinchliffe, one of our experts who'll be at Ffiws to help you, and Patsy Moffett, a regular user of Ffiws!

Find out more about what we do...

01766 514 057

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