Taught by Lady Olalla Tristana and Frouva Halldis Ulfsdottir
Excerpt from fingerloop.org
By Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa & Mistress Azza al-Shirazi
“Fingerloop braids are braids woven using loops (or “bowes”) of string on your fingers. Fingerloop braiding reached a high point in Medieval Europe and England between 1200 and 1600 CE. This braiding technique still survives today in isolated areas of Europe, the Middle East, South America and Japan.
As points, laces or cords, braids have a multitude of uses. They fastened hose, laced bodices, trimmed sleeves, frogged dress fronts, closed purses and held wax seals to parchment. Modern uses include drawstrings for pants, hair ties, shoelaces, and friendship bracelets.”
If people are interested, we would like to try out some of the multi-person braids that are in the 15th century fingerloop braiding manual that will be available for people to peruse.
As a point of clarification, people are also welcome to come to this and work on other projects that are not fingerloop braiding.
This class will be held at the home of Frouva Halldis Ulfsdottir in Bangor, Maine. Please contact her through Endewearde facebook for driving directions to her home.