Nettle Fibre Workshop – Forage your own Fibre
In Person 2.5 hours   Textiles
Summary

Join Brigitte on her time travels through textile history. Learn how to make fibre from local stinging nettles. An ancient fibre plant, nettles have been used for over 3000 years up until the 18th century for everything from heavy sailcloth to fine table linen. Plus, it is one of the most sustainable local fibre sources..

What you’ll do

Learn about the history and tales of nettle as fibre plant, and how to make fibre from local stinging nettles.

What to bring

Aprons or flat woven kitchen towels, masks.

What you’ll get

Tools and Nettle straw will be provided. You will walk away with your own hand processed nettle lock and a detailed hand-out.

$38.86 / person

Dates coming soon

This workshop is suitable for?

  • 18+
  • Beginners
  • Individuals couples or groups as well as team building activities and corporate events

Location

Waterperry OX33 1LA

BeeKay Makes

Brigitte of BeeKayMakes is a sustainable hand weaver and textile educator who is passionate about sustainable and ethical textiles. She has an MA in Sustainable Textiles at UCA Farnham (University of Creative Arts). She also gives demonstrations and workshops at heritage museums which preserve traditional crafts.