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Net Making: The Carrying Sack

Course Overview

Nets aren’t just for catching fish! In this class you will learn an ancient technique to make a netted sack for everyday use. To make a net, you only need to learn to tie one knot. The craft of net making has remained unchanged for thousands of years, a universal skill from ancient Egyptians to Scandinavians to Native Americans. This medium allows for so much creativity that you can make anything you imagine—a hammock, a fish net, abstract art. In this beginner course you will make a netted sack. The dimensions are up to you—from small for hanging fruit in the kitchen to large enough for groceries, laundry, or kids’ toys. The beauty of netted items is how ultralight and compact they are. You will go home with your completed sack, your own net making tools, and the knowledge you need to make your own netted projects at home.


Fri, May 10th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-1pm
Intergenerational age: 8+
Registration Cost: $140.00
Includes materials fee of $15.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course. If you have cordage you'd like to use, please feel free to bring it along.

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.