Viking Posament Bracelet Class

Viking "Josephine Knot" Posament Bracelet
Viking “Josephine Knot” Posament Bracelet

Some of the most fascinating objects demonstrating medieval man’s craftsmanship have come from Viking burials of the 9th and 10th centuries in Sweden. The term “posament” refers to a method of knotting and braiding wire into ornaments used to decorate textiles.  In this class students will practice the art of posament using nylon cords to perfect either a “Josephine” or triangular series of braided knots. We will then construct a length of knots using pewter coiled thread (96% tin + 4% silver) and sew the finished braid to a softened leather strip to create a bracelet.  A pewter button finishes off the bracelet.

Josephine knot practice with nylon cord
Josephine knot practice with nylon cord
Finished Viking Posament Bracelets
Finished Viking Posament Bracelets

Class Dates 2022

Virtual Classes Online and In Person Offerings

July 29, 2022 IN PERSON Viking Posament Bracelet Class North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN Register

August 5-6, 2022 IN PERSON Posament Bracelet Class American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, MN Register

October 21-22, 2022 ONLINE Viking Posament Bracelet Class North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN Register

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