Make Your Own Fishing Net
The North Shore once boasted a commercial fisherman for every mile of shoreline. But the work didn’t end when the boats returned with their catch; fisherman also had to tie and repair their own nets. Get "caught up" in one of the elemental crafts of the area and learn the skills necessary to make a variety of traditional-style fishing nets. On the first day students will make netting tools, learn the net making knot and make a practice piece. On the second day students will learn different ways to begin a net attached to a top cord, how to increase and decrease to shape a net, and how to repair rips and holes. Please note that this class will only cover netting skills, not attaching floats and weights. Because the types and uses of nets are so varied, students will go home from this class with a completed sample as well as the knowledge necessary to design a custom fishing net for any catch.
You will need the following tools for this class:
-scissors (available to borrow from North House)
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.