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Threads from Nature

Threads from Nature
2 June, 2020

Threads from Nature

Making threads from natural material

Have you ever wondered what people used to sew with before cotton or polyester thread became a mass-produced commodity? Well, then this is the course for you! Learn how to process materials such as sinew, intestine, leather, fur, hair, and plant fibres to make usable and unique thread. This class will be a combination of demonstration followed by trying each material for yourself. You will take away a new skill set along with a sample set of each thread type. What are we going to do:

Theory about traditional threads

Process materials such as sinew, intestine, leather, fur, hair, and plant fibres

Timetable: 5 may 2021 at 9:30 am
Duration: The masterclass will last 7 hours
Costs Masterclass: €59,50


About The Speaker

Theresa has been practicing traditional living skills including tanning skins using a variety of technologies for over 25 years. She is originally from the state of Wyoming in the United States, where she was lucky enough to grow up as part of a family of outdoor enthusiasts. This enthusiasm extended to hunting, fishing and trapping in the vast tracks of wilderness surrounding her home town. Learning to tan was a natural offshoot of the attempt to use as much of the animal as possible and had the added bonus of producing a beautiful end product.. Read more >

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