Introduction to Medieval Textile Skills Workshop


The Irish National Heritage Park is delighted to welcome Léine Medieval Crafters who will show how to master the basics of some of the Medieval textile skills.

Making clothing in early medieval times was very labour intensive and required skills that took many years to perfect. The result was high quality, well-made garments that reflected the status of the wearer.

During this workshop you will:
Have an introduction to medieval crafts and clothing | Learn to do naalbinding (a Norse craft which produces a hardwearing knit-type fabric using only a large needle and wool yarn) | Learn to finger loop braid (a Medieval craft that produces decorative trims and cords) | Have a hands-on class in drop spindle spinning, turning fleece into yarn.

This course is suitable for beginners. It is designed for adults but will be suitable for accompanied children aged over 12 years.

Cost: €50 per person

Pre-booking is essential. Contact us on 053 912 0733 or book online here.


Sat 1st Apr 2017
Sun 2nd Apr 2017