Textile Arts

Textile Arts

Activities related to the manipulation of fibre and fabric.

16 activities:

Making a Period Sewing Kit

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Friday 11:00 to 12:00

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

Patches, mends and bodges

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Friday 15:00 to 16:00

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

The Market Wallet

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Friday 16:00 to 17:00

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