Introduction to Nalbinding 10am - 4pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 10*
The oldest known textile fragment of nalbinding dating from c. 6500 BC was found in Nehal Hemar cave, Israel. Another made of lime bast fibre, from the Ertebølle period c. 4200 BC was found in Tybrind Vig, a Mesolithic fishing village in Denmark.
Trace this ancient craft from its prehistoric origins to its recent craft revival (and inclusion on the Red List of Endangered Crafts) whilst learning four different stitches including; simple looping, Tarim stitch, York stitch and Oslo stitch.
You will make sample swatches & begin a larger project to contine at home.
Workshop tutor is textile archaeologist Sally Pointer whose replicas can be seen in all the UKs major museums that cover human history.
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Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself. Refreshments are provided on the day but not lunches. Please bring your own drinking vessel for hygiene reasons.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park.
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel and face mask*.
Attendees must be over 16.