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Introduction to prehistoric textiles
Thursday 01 August 2024, 10:00am - 04:00pm

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

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. You will then use this inspiration to help explore the different types of cordage in flax and lime bast, splicing vs spinning, looped and twined textiles, and perhaps braiding, netting or sprang according to the group interests.

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

All materials will be supplied.

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

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Location Creswell Crags