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Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course

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Course Overview

Oblique interlace is a technique for producing cloth that looks like plain weave turned onto a bias. The interlinking stitch taught in this course can form an introduction to fingerweaving and sprang: ancient fiber crafts that use just the fingers and minimal tools. Together we'll explore a low-tech method of interlacing which does not use a loom. The technique was traditional around the Great Lakes in the 1700s, and used for making straps and bags.  The fingers, some yarn, a pair of sticks, and a fixed point are all the materials necessary. Over three weeks we will explore progressively more difficult interlacing stitches that can each lead to varied and interesting projects.

Session Information

This course meets on Fridays from 1-3 pm CT on February 12th, 19th, and 26th.


Fri, Feb 12th, 2021

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: February 12th, 19th, 26th, 1-3 pm CT
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $90.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Thick yarn, 20 gms of one color, 20 gms of a contrasting color
  • Two sticks (popsicle sticks, chop sticks, short dowels or pencils will do)
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil and paper
  • A fixed point: options include another chair with a high, open back or a sturdy lamp stand or a curtain hook or a cabinet handle or a heavy-duty fridge magnet

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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North House Folk School photo of instructor, Carol James
Carol James
Winnipeg, MB Canada

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Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course - 2/12/2021