Activities related to the manipulation of fibre and fabric.
Common dyestuffs available to medieval people and the colours they produce; Mythbusting about what colours were or weren't available; information about how to dye at home using period dyestuffs.Read more
Want to replace your modern plastic sewing kit with something more appropriate? Wondering what sewing tools were actually used in the medieval and renaissance periods? This class covers the history of sewing tools and some ideas on assembling a sewing kit for your period.Read more
Finger Loop braiding - 6yo+, may need a helper depending on their level of finger dexterity. Yarn and handout provided.Read more
Friday 12:00 to 13:00
Monday 12:00 to 13:00
This is an opportunity to make a small embroidered favour for your loved one or for yourself. Beginners and intermediate sewers welcome. If you can sew in a straight line, that's great! If you can't, that's embroidery!Read more
In period, there were items that aren't quite so perfect as what we see in museums: they were used to death and past it, repaired, recycled and possibly thrown in the midden for a reason. Let's see what we can do in a similar vein.Read more
An introduction to the market wallet, excellent for carrying a moderate amount of stuff hands free. It resembles a pair of saddle bags, worn over one shoulderRead more
OK so you know what natural dyes can be used, so what can you actually grow yourself? Some we can. Come see what is possible.Read more
Learn the basics of fingerloop braiding. For purse strings, hose ties, lacings, and more.
No experience and only basic coordination requiredRead more
If you're getting bored with the basics, get some more advanced fingerloop techniques to make intricate and decorative braids.
If there is time and interest, we may even try some two person braids.
This class is limited to 10 studentsRead more
Annual meeting of the Worshipful Company or Broiderers of LochacRead more
Public meeting and discussion for the Lochac Fibre GuildRead more
How to make mittens, socks and hats using the stitches you already know.
Warning: no stitches will be taught in this class!Read more
Tips and hints for laid /couched metal thread work. The focus of the class is on ways to improve the look of your couched work, both padded and unpadded. Basic couching experience may be helpful, but not required.Read more
How to layout, cut, sew and finish fur for use on garb, without tears.
Tools, techniques and tips for machine and hand work.
This is a hands-on class.Read more
All day Friday
All day Saturday
All day Sunday
All day Monday
Lady Elisabet's Handspun Emporium will be open during merchants' hours (approximately 9am or after morning court, until approximately 5pm) for anyone to attend and informally share fibre skills....Read more