Introduction to Prehistoric Textiles - 1st June 2019 10-4pm
We use and rely on textiles all the time in the modern world, and its produced rapidly on an industrial scale. But how did people make textiles in the distant past?
Explore the techniques and forms of early textiles as you learn to make fine cordage from flax, hemp and nettle fibres.
You'll carve an antler needle to use with your cordage to try braiding, netmaking and sprang. There will be time to try each skill before deciding which to focus on to make a belt or small bag. This workshop is led by historical crafts people and heritage educators Sally Pointer and Gareth Risborough. Both are highly experienced and well-respected in the world of crafts from the past, they frequently run workshops and demonstrations at Stonehenge!
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 their day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park *Please bring a packed lunch*. Attendees must be over 16.