Saturday 7 October, 2023. 10am-4pm
Location: Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5RP
Website of the ATC: https://ancienttechnologycentre.com
We will start 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.
Please bring a packed lunch and wear practical clothing, we will be working in one of the reconstructed buildings. If you have any physical accessibility needs, please contact the ATC for advice before booking and they will be able to give you more information on the site and how we can make sure you have the best possible experience.
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About the tutor: Sally is an archaeologist and heritage educator with extensive experience in teaching ancient skills. Her courses are always flexible, with content being adjusted to suit the interests of participants as we go along, but expect a good balance of theoretical background as we explore the evidence as wel as plenty of hands on practice. Ki
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