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.
Length of class – 1 1/2 day Day 1 – 9-5pm Day 2 9-12pm
Fees – $95 per student to be collected by the instructor the day of class
Class Dates 2020
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January 24-25, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class -(All Levels)* Ingebretsens Minneapolis, MN. To register call: 800-729-9333 www.ingebretsens.com/
May 9-10, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class. North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN www.northhouse.org *Cancelled due to COVID-19
July 18-19, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class. North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN www.northhouse.org
August 14 – 15, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class. Folklore Village – Dodgeville, WI https://folklorevillage.org/product/viking-posament-bracelet-class-with-liz-bucheit/
August 28-29, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class. American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, MN https://www.asimn.org/nordichandcraft
October 23-24, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class -(All Levels)* Ingebretsens -Minneapolis, MN https://www.ingebretsens.com/classes/crafts