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Braiding, Looping & Sprang
Course tutor: Sally Pointer
Friday 2 August
10.00am - 4.00pm
£95, incl car-parking ticket
12 spaces
workshop for ages 16+ and, as such, is not suitable for children
The prehistoric evidence for textiles includes several techniques that are less common today. We will explore the evidence for textiles that can be created without a formal loom including simple looping (an early form of nalbinding), and learn how to turn handmade cordage of different weights into flexible bags, baskets or nets. Setting up a simple Sprang frame and learning basic interlinking will allow you to try this unusual technique which is found in Bronze Age hairnets, and we will start work on a braided linen belt inspired by prehistoric finds which you can take home to finish.
All materials supplied
About the tutor: Sally is an experimental archaeologist and teacher of heritage crafts working with natural materials and techniques that can be traced back thousands of years. Your course will combine a detailed look at the archaeological evidence as well as a solid grounding in practical techniques, with plenty of scope to adapt the projects to suit your own interests as we go along.
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Braiding Looping And Sprang
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