Skip to main content

Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course

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.

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

Dates

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
Registration Cost: $90.00

Required Tools

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.

Waiting List

The course Interlacing Introduction: Historical Fiber Craft Online Course Fri, Feb 12th, 2021 is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available. Full course details included above