Introduction to Nalbinding - 2nd June 2019 10-4pm
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 and begin a larger project you can continue at home.
The simple looping is known from Mesolithic and Neolithic sites but it is most famous from early Medieval examples though. In this workshop we will be concentrating on the prehistoric time period with some examples from Roman Egypt, and then Viking/early medieval to cover a wide date range.
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 the day but not lunches.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park *Please bring a packed lunch*. Attendees must be over 16.