Bone needles

Saturday 21 April 2018


The course

Spend a making bone needles using Stone Age tools and techniques to work deer bone into these beautiful and useful needles. You can also make bone beads if you choose, which have a special quality as jewelry.
Other items made from these materials will be on hand for you to look at and handle. And we’ll consider the historical context, with reference to the Paleolithic. You’ll probably go home with a new sense of respect for the technical skills of Stone Age peoples.

The tutor

Ruby Taylor is an artist and maker working with plant fibres and clay, her recent commissions include a 6 metre-high installation for Wakehurst, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. She is also a trained teacher with 20 years experience. Ruby has formal baskertry traiing and since 2009, as a team member of East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Partnership, she has taught teaching ancient craft & technology to all ages, and constructing prehistoric-style dwellings.

Participant information

It is advisable to wear layers as the course is in the Building Crafts Gallery.


£80 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Vegetarian refreshments will be provided, if you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


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