Introduction to Prehistoric Textiles with Sally Pointer

Introduction to Prehistoric Textiles with Sally Pointer

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Creswell Crags Museum & Prehistoric Gorge

Crags Road


S80 3LH

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Explore the earliest origins of textiles and try a range of techniques inspired by archaeological examples.

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Explore the earliest origins of textiles and try a range of techniques. Over the day, attendees will be discussing the nature of the evidence, making cordage with flax, nettle and lime bast, creating sewing needles in bone, wood or antler, learning to make braided and loop structured textiles inspired by archaeological examples.

If time allows, there will be opportunities to try netting, sprang, backstrap weaving or twining to suit particular interests.

Sally Pointer has a degree in Archaeology & Old English, and a C&G in Training and Education. She spent over a decade managing a hands-on gallery for the National Museum Wales, and went freelance in 2010 to pursue her interests in heritage education. She is the author of books on the history of cosmetics, herbs, and costume and is also a knitwear designer.

Friday 5th August 2022, 10 am - 4 pm

Please arrive at the Creswell Crags car park by 9.45 at the latest.

Please note, this workshop is for ages 15+ and is not suitable for children.

This event will allow for social distancing between participants. Please note that we will be monitoring government guidelines for COVID-19 safety and will advise if there are further rules which must be followed.

Except in adverse weather, this event will take place outside: please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions. We recommend comfortable, practical clothes and sturdy boots/shoes.

All materials and tools will be provided.


Tea, coffee and juice will be provided, as well as biscuits to keep you going. Lunch will not be provided, but Creswell Crags does have a café. All purchases support the charity. If you do not want to use the café, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

There is car parking at Creswell Crags and all participants will be given a parking pass so you do not have to pay for parking.

Please note that attending the workshop does not give you access to Creswell Crags' caves. If you wish to go on a cave tour, you must book that separately via the Creswell Crags website. There will not be time during the day of the workshop, as cave tours run at limited times.

All participants will be allowed to explore the on site museum of prehistoric artefacts free of charge (usual ticket price £3 per adult) and will be able to walk around the limestone gorge if there is time, or in the lunchbreak.

IMPORTANT: Please do not travel to Creswell Crags if you or someone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19. If you do have symptoms, please call us to let us know and to discuss refund options.

Tickets to this workshop are non-refundable, except in extenuating circumstances. If you are seeking a refund, please contact us on 01909 720378.

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