- For the first time ever: the most significant heritage textile techniques neatly explained
- Working with sustainable, long-lasting materials
- Easy to implement instructions, useful outcomes
Extent: 304 pages
Weight: 1087 g
Format: 19.2 cm x 24.5 cm
382 colour photos, 6 b/w photos, word count: 63,328
Right sold: All rights available38,00 EUR
Experiencing the history of crafts, discovering cultural heritage!
Textiles »touch« us all. To manufacture and embellish them, appropriate crafting techniques such as twining, nalbinding, braiding, or tablet weaving were developed very early on.
This historically reliable text- and workbook presents forgotten and rediscovered textile techniques from as far back as the Stone Age up until the 19th century from all over Europe, all of which are part of today's immaterial cultural heritage. The fascinating history of textile crafts encourages us to give it a try. There is a multitude of possibilities: preparing fibre and spinning yarn, twisting cord, making ribbons and braids, manufacturing and refining various fabrics. Introductions to different techniques are followed by detailed guidelines and creative ideas for projects, complemented by practical tips. Manufacture your own straw ropes, silk cords, ribbon belts, wool cuffs, or gloves made from simple, natural materials, using these ancient techniques. No expertise, special materials, or specific tools are required.
Doris Fischer: Archaeological excavation technician, author of workbooks, and workshop facilitator. Engaged in museum and environmental education, focus on historical crafting techniques and traditional plant usage.