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About Carey Fleiner

  • I learnt embroider, knit, and crochet whilst still in single digits, and I has been spinning and weaving for about 30 years.
  • I have experience with and am available to demonstrate (in character or modern day) spinning, weaving, and other textiles at heritage sites and museum from Roman through to WWII
  • I have exhibited award-winning work in many fibre shows mainly in the United States including the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
  • As an historian of Classical history (University of Winchester) I am keen on the history of spinning and weaving, especially in Classical Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and have given public talks on sheep, wool production, and wool in Classical culture and society.
  • Craftswork focuses on long-draw wool spinning,  cotton spinning, Nalbinding, Working with exotic fibres,  Nalbinding

Further Info

Specialised in
* History of textiles, especially woolwork in the Roman period (I am a Senior Lecturer in Roman History at the University of Winchester) * Cotton spinning on the charka *Handspinning with handspindles, especially French and medieval-style *Ancient textile craft including work with nettles, sprang, nalbinding * Long-draw wool spinning    
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Basics of nalbinding, I and II

A choice of two workshops. Neither require the prerequisite of the other.

Workshop 1:

This three hour-long workshop is an introduction to naelbinding, a stitching technique that dates back to the pre-historical period. We’ll start with a short history of the technique from the earliest evidence through to its survival into 19th and 20th century  Scandinavia. Then we’ll have some hands-on experience as you learn how to do some of the basic stitches: basic loop, Coptic stitch, and York (Coppergate).

Needles and materials are included in the cost of the workshop.  No previous experience needed (of any sort of textile work)

Workshop II:

This three-hour workshop introduces the students to Scandinavian-style nalbinding, and the ‘Oslo’ family of stitches.

  • Planned schedule:
    • Short talk (10-15”) on the Oslo stitch and Scandinavian objects
    • Working the Oslo stitch
      • Depending on time or how quickly students pick up on the technique, a couple of variations of the stitch may be shown)
    • Getting started on a project (ideally a hat or small bag)

Needles and materials are included in the cost of the workshop.  No previous experience needed (of any sort of textile work)