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Rope Making Workshop

Rope Making Workshop

Regular price $135.00 CAD
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Ropemaking is an ancient art that has been lost over time. Listed on the Red List of Endangered Crafts, and extinct in many areas of the world, ropemaking is making a comeback. The earliest ropes were made by twisting and braiding lengths of plant fibre. The ancient Egyptians were the first to develop special tools to make ropes. From the thirteenth century in Western Europe, rope was constructed in ropewalks – very long buildings where strands the full length of the rope were spread out and then twisted together to form rope. Rope is often taken for granted, but once you make it, you'll never look at a piece of rope in the same way again.

Join artist and EcoWool owner Jennifer Osborn as she guides you through a hands-on introduction to the art of making rope using an array of materials. Discover the ancient techniques of rope-making as you explore the history of circular design and repurposing waste materials into useful items. 

Participants have an opportunity to go back through history by making rope by hand, using one of the earliest rope-making tools, and participating in one of the ropewalks. A variety of materials will be used to make rope. Everyone will leave the workshop with the rope examples of their chosen material.

 Suitable for all levels with all necessary materials included.

  •  Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Limited to 10 participants


100% raw Ontario wool

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