Bone Needles

bone needle making course

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Bone Needle-Making

25 May 2019

Venue: for 2019 I’m returning to Weald and Downland Living Museum to teach this course.

Booking info here

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.

Thank you Ruby for a lovely day.  I am 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.

Join the Grass Baskets woodland course later this summer 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. Groups are kept small to allow for individual attention and a satisfying learning experience.

You can see course photos on the gallery page, and read what previous attendees say about our courses here

 

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