Viking-Era Rope Making (April 6)

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Viking-Era Rope Making (April 6)

5.00

Instructor: John Zasada

Dates: Saturday, April 6

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This class is an introduction to twine, braiding and traditional Norwegian rope making with basswood bark. The inner bark of basswood can be used much like raffia.  Students will learn about harvesting basswood inner bark, how to prepare the bark and finally how to twine and braid the bark so that it can be made into rope similar to the one thousand year old Viking tradition of rope making. 

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