Spinning on Coppergate

Monday 15 February, 10am – 12 noon.
Try your hand at a staple craft of the Viking home with our beginners’ spinning kit and interactive crafting discussion.

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Spinning plant and animal fibres would have been an unending task for York’s Viking settlers, due to the vast quantities of thread are required in order to weave fabric. Finds related to fibre preparation and thread production were found in the world-famous Coppergate Dig in large quantities and far outnumber the finds which relate to fabric production, suggesting spinning was a task at the heart of daily life for our past Viking residents.

Join Erin and Jenni (aka Arnleif and Ermingard) for a fascinating look at the tools and techniques used to prepare and produce yarns at Coppergate.

Please note: this is a recording of the livestream from Monday 15 February. Ticket holders purchasing from 22 February will have access to this 50 minute presentation for £6. (This does not include any materials or access to the ‘How to spin’ training video)