Valhalla! Rope Making workshop [Inverness]

15 July 2017, Starts: 10:30, Ends: 15:30


15 July 2017 10:30 – 15:30

Inverness Museum and ARt Gallery

Thread, rope and string – the basics of how the Vikings held things together with Caroline Dear. You will look at several different traditional techniques for making rope by hand using natural plants as well as having a go at spinning using a spindle. Reference will be made to archaeological finds from Scandinavia as well as the ropes and threads needed for Viking boats. At the end of the workshop each person will have ropes made from several different materials and an understanding of how important the making of thread has been to the development of Viking societies.

Age 16 + £20.00/15.00

To book telephone 01463 237114 or email Inverness Museum

Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
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