Sunday, 21 April 2013

Braidmaking & Points

We've not long come back from a lovely weekend in the relatively newly reconstructed Haverfordwest Merchant's House at St Fagans, where we've been demonstrating Tudor period fingerloop braiding in silk, ribbon weaving, silk wrapped buttons, and the making of aiglets and points.

The weather was kind to us, Saturday was gloriously sunny and the visitors were out in force, its a small building and in gloomy weather it can be a bit dark inside, but in bright light it was lovely to work in. Sunday was a little more overcast, but nothing major and although it wasn't quite as busy, the visitors all stayed a good long time chatting, and finding out more about the materials and techniques we were exploring.

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