Needlebinding is an ancient manual technique, much older than knitting or crocheting. Already in ancient Egypt socks were made by needle binding. Needle binding is done with only one needle, which like a sewing needle has a hole for the thread guide. Thus a fabric is produced by means of a loop technique. Since the entire working thread is pulled through the loops with every stitch, the thread must not be too long. Therefore, a new thread has to be applied more often, in contrast to knitting/ crocheting, where the entire ball of thread is worked through. In the Middle Ages it was mainly caps, gloves, socks and other textiles that were made with this technique. Needlebinding is still widespread in Scandinavia today. This course is a small excursion into the Middle Ages and includes a short theory (will be handed in in writing), the Oslo stitch, the creation of a stitch test, correct hand posture and thread guidance as well as increases and decreases. A small bag will be needled as a project.
Needles and wool are provided