Nalbinding

Sunday 3 March 2019

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

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10am-4pm
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The course

Nalbinding is a method of manipulating loops of yarn with a needle to create three dimensional or flat textiles. It has its origins in prehistory and became increasingly popular in Early Medieval societies. From Mesolithic looped around a core or knotless netting bags worked in bast fibres to Egyptian or Viking socks in wool, this course will explore the history and develop a working knowledge of several key stitches to allow each participant to fashion a personalised nalbinding needle, take home sample swatches and the start of a larger project.

The tutor

Sally Pointer has a background in archaeology and in museum education. She now works as a freelance heritage educator exploring traditional crafts through practical experiments and regularly makes replica items for museums.

Participant information

All materials will be provided.

Fee and refreshments

£70 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

Booking

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