Nalbinding & Stinging Nettle Fabric Workshop

Workshop Leader: Katie Sawyer

Various Dates in 2024

Manchester Craft and Design Centre


Stinging Nettle Fabric
Get ready to dive into the fascinating history of stinging nettles! Learn how to transform this prickly plant into a beautiful and sustainable thread. Historic textile artist Katie Sawyer will guide you through the entire process of creating your very own thread. No prior experience is necessary, so whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, this workshop is for you! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the versatile and eco-friendly world of stinging nettle fabric.

Saturday 20th January 10am -12pm
Tickets: £28
Venue: Himos Hub, High Legh Village Hall, Knutsford

Nalbinding for Beginners

Join Katie for a fun and interactive adult workshop on nalbinding – the ancient craft of creating textiles using a single needle. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience, this event is perfect for anyone interested in learning this unique technique.

During this hands-on session, you’ll learn the basics of nalbinding, including Oslo stitch and how to make a warm woollen hat. Our expert instructor Katie Sawyer will guide you through the process, ensuring you gain the skills needed to create your own beautiful nalbound items. You’ll also learn the fascinating history of nalbinding and why ancient textiles are so precious and rare.

Don’t worry if you’ve never tried nalbinding before, this workshop is designed for beginners. All materials will be provided, including a handmade wooden needle and 2 balls of 100% sheep’s wool in white.

Katie Sawyer is currently taking part in Hands On; our programme of support to help launch the careers of three makers who identify as underrepresented in Craft. You can also visit the Hands On Christmas Pop-up Shop which is now open until Wednesday 20th December.

 Sunday 11th February 11am – 2pm
Tickets £70
Venue: Himos Hub, High Legh Village Hall, Knutsford