Nettles Still got the Edge; The re-discovery of a sustainable fibre source: traditional and contemporary nettle weaving
with Brigitte Kaltenbacher. 2.45pm start
Join Brigitte as she takes us on a fascinating journey starting with a fairy-tale featuring ancient crafts and woodland magic that transform the humble nettle into a source of silky, golden fibre.
Brigitte will not only demonstrate how to extract fine fibre from nettles, she will also explain its benefits as a sustainable fibre source and show samples of her nettle weaving, from simple designs to those inspired by haute couture designers such as Coco Chanel.
All talks are in the Long Kiln Gallery and are free to attend with a thread ticket. Places are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.Timings are approximate and subject to change.