About Julie Mason
Multi-crafter with a specific focus on ancient skills. I can do and teach nalbinding, tablet weaving, spinning using a variety of forms from suspended spindle to e-spinner, and tooled and incised leather work using only hand techniques to form and stitch. I also make clothing for historical interpreters using extant finds and present knowledge to assist with teaching and furthering knowledge of mainly the Viking era, although I have done clothing from the neolithic up to middle medieval.
Leather work. Expert at tooling. Tooled and incised work created from personal designs. I have taught individuals how to use a variety of tools to produce decorated leather items. Have taught children how to stamp and dye leather. I also make items suitable for role play and cosplay. Textiles arts. Expert in areas and still learning in other areas! Fleece preparation. Have used and taught a variety of skills needed to prepare fleeces to be used for spinning. Nalbinding. Have taught small groups basic stitches including oslo and coppergate. Spinning. Have taught groups of children how to use a suspended spindle and a spinning wheel. Weaving. Have built and used a warp weighted loom, teaching others how to use one.
Hand prepared, spun and worked ancient breed sheep fleece. Worked in Broden stitch.