A zoom event organised by the Gawthorpe Textile Collection
The ancient single needle craft you’ve never heard of, nalbinding has existed since 6500 BCE, and became popular in Scandinavia during the Viking period. The process makes very dense and warm woollen items such as hats, mittens and socks that do not unravel, unlike knitting. This class will teach you the history of nalbinding and how to make your own woollen hat in Oslo stitch.
Materials provided include two skeins of Drops wool and a handmade wooden needle. Participants must be based in the UK for materials to be posted. International participants can source materials independently and receive a slight discount.
Katie Sawyer is a freelance textile archaeologist. She works in museums and heritage, and enjoys many textile crafts including nalbinding, nettle fabric, plant dyeing and historic costuming.
10 – 13.00
£37.87 to include materials