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About Sarah Liscoe 17th c Sailmaker

I'm a sail maker in real life! I learned the hand working  and sail finishing skills that had not changed much until 1970/80's. With a love in 17th C, I decided to research and put those almost forgotten skills back into practice. I enjoy living history and experimental archaeology in this area and i demonstrate at various living history sites around the country. I am able to and talk, in depth, about all aspects of sail making through the years; from Mary rose through to 1980's. I can manufacture sails, from different eras, using the correct materials for the time. I can demonstrate and educate others that wish to learn about basic techniques and I am able to run workshops in knots, rigging and sails. As a primary trained teacher, I can also deliver to the younger generation, tailoring to individual needs. My workshop is on the river Itchen in Southampton at Dyer (Bros) Marine which was established in 1856 and I often sit outside working like sail makers through the years would have done. I use traditional and non traditional tools and methods, depending on the situation and era that I am working in.

Further Info

Specialised in
rigging, knots, hand sewing, cotton canvas, linen canvas, hemp, jute, leather, sizal. Sails and canvas goods. Naval sail making and canvas goods.  

Contact

07889550868
sliscoe@gmail.com