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Make your own Tunic

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United Kingdom

Learn techniques to hand-stitch a garment together using traditional tools like bone needles.

In this one day workshop, learn to use a sewing pattern based on archaeological prehistoric clothing finds to cut your tunic from traditional fabrics like wools or linen. Making garments and accessories in the past was probably a community effort, so join our enthusiastic modern community of likeminded people to try your hand at something new.

Sew away in the tranquillity of the lochside setting whilst stories and tales are told by the fire and refreshments and lunch are served from our Iron Age kitchen. Also, complete an elegant leather belt to secure your comfortable, cosy tunic and go away well kitted out for prehistoric life, armed with new skills.

This workshop is part of a series of one-day workshops which will lead to the creation of a complete Iron Age outfit, so please check the other courses available!

Course details:

The course will begin at 9.00am when you will have a hot drink and a chance to explore the site.

Visit our the museum to see the Crannog textile and ancient drop spindles, and unique and extraordinary textile-related artefacts.

Refreshments are available throughout the day, including a traditional, hearty lunch from our Iron Age kitchen and our unique Crannog cake.

Each workshop will take place in a cosy spot by the loch giving you that special Crannog Centre experience.

The workshops will be finished by 6pm and you will leave with a couple of elements of your handmade Iron Age outfit completed to take home, as well as new skills, new connections, an information booklet, and memories of a unique immersive prehistoric experience in our stunning museum setting nestled in the hills and lochs of Highland Scotland.

Please note, cut-off time for bookings is 24 hours before the start of the course

We reserve the right to cancel any workshops if there are not enough participants booked on to meet our minimum requirement or due to adverse weather conditions. In these cases, we are happy to help you re-book your course or process a refund.