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April Meeting 2018
Saturday 21st April 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nalebinding talk plus have-a-go day, with Pauline Shelley.
Pauline will give a short talk explaining what Nalebinding is and its history. She will explain how she discovered Nalebinding, and what it is that attracted her to it.
Participants in the workshop will be able to have a go at the Finnish 2+2 stitch, and the very ancient Coptic Tarim stitch, which closely resembles stocking stitch. Participants will be able to start off, then make a long single piece and join it to form a spiral. How to decrease and increase will also be taught, just as with crochet. There will be needles to purchase at £5 each at the end of the day. All the wool will be provided. A fact sheet of information will be made available, with contact groups and websites that will provide all the best tutorials for further support.
Pauline loves all crafts, especially those that use natural fibres and particularly those with historical origins. She knits, crochets, sews, spins and has done a bit of weaving. Currently she is making Tudor costumes for children to wear when they visit Sulgrave Manor. Pauline has a fascination for ancient crafts and ways of life; her dream is to live, for a while, in an Iron Age village!