Viking Posament Bracelet Class (New!)

Viking “Josephine Knot” Posament Bracelet

Some of the most fascinating objects demonstrating medieval man’s craftsmanship have come from Viking burials of the 9th and 10th centuries in Sweden. The term “posament” refers to a method of knotting and braiding wire into ornaments used to decorate textiles.  In this class students will practice the art of posament using nylon cords to perfect either a “Josephine” or triangular series of braided knots. We will then construct a length of knots using pewter coiled thread (96% tin + 4% silver) and sew the finished braid to a softened leather strip to create a bracelet.  A pewter button finishes off the bracelet.

Length of class – 1 1/2 day   Day 1 – 9-5pm   Day 2  9-12pm

Fees – $95 per student to be collected by the instructor the day of class

Josephine knot practice with nylon cord
Finished Viking Posament Bracelets

Class Dates 2020

*Please check back for additional dates and venues to follow!

January 24-25, 2020 Viking Posament Bracelet Class -(All Levels)* Ingebretsens Minneapolis, MN.  To register call: 800-729-9333 www.ingebretsens.com/ 

May 9-10, 2020  Viking Posament Bracelet Class.  North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN  www.northhouse.org

July 18-19, 2020  Viking Posament Bracelet Class.  North House Folk School – Grand Marais, MN  www.northhouse.org