Plant fibers are the oldest textile materials of mankind. They have been in use for millennia, long before the first woolly sheep appeared on the scene. Fine plaits, ropes, mats and even headwear and shoes made from lime bark, nettle, willow bark, grasses and rushes are known from the Stone Age.
During the workshop we are introduced to these prehistoric braiding materials and techniques. The participants don't have to bring anything but a good dose of patience.
This Wednesday morning workshop is given by Dorothee Olthof, an expert in the field of archaeological textiles and in the reconstruction of medieval and later clothing.