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Introduction to Prehistoric Textiles

Thu, 01 August 2024

10am to 4pm

Discover the ancient use of textiles through an exploration of techniques and discussion with experimental archaeologist, Sally Pointer.

£95 per person including parking
Ages 16+

Starting by exploring the evidence for prehistoric textiles and discussing the challenges of reconstructing techniques where so much of the original material has not survived. We will then use this inspiration to help us explore different types of cordage in flax and lime bast, splicing vs spinning, looped and twined textiles, and perhaps braiding, netting or sprang according to group interests. 

You will also make an antler needle (from naturally shed antler) using flint tools to take home.

All materials supplied.

This workshop is led by historical crafts person, heritage educator and archaeologist, Sally Pointer. Sally is an experimental archaeologist and teacher of heritage crafts working with natural materials and techniques that can be traced back thousands of years.

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