Bone Needles

bone needle making course

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Bone Needle-Making

One day

21 April 2018

Venue: for 2018 I’m teaching this course at Weald and Downland Living Museum, a beautiful spot in West Sussex.

Booking info


Spend a day making bone needles using only Stone Age tools and techniques to work deer bone into these beautiful and useful needles. Other items made from these materials will be on hand for you to look at and handle. And we’ll consider the historical context, with reference to the Paleolithic. You’ll probably go home with a new sense of respect for the technical skills of Stone Age peoples.

Join the Grass Baskets course and bring your needle to make your grass basket with, just as our ancient ancestors would have done.

stone and flint tools

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure individual attention.



Thank you Ruby for a lovely day. The site is perfect and sitting by a fire in those woods a joy in itself. I am also glad that you kept us aware of the source of our materials and that the deer which provided them was not forgotten in the process. Engaging with nature needs honesty. Thanks also to my course mates for their good and interesting company. CB, Salisbury.