Ancient Plaiting Techniques

Course Description

About this course

In this one day workshop students will explore the fundamentals behind ancient plaiting techniques, also know as decorative wire twisting, which were heavily used during the Iron Age and through the Viking Age. Explore twist and counter-twist patterning, metal fusing, and how to finish off plaited ends while creating your very own intricately twisted bracelet. Previous experience with wire working and jewelry making is not necessary, but some jewelry understanding would be beneficial. 

Meet the Instructor

Louis Garcia

Louis Garcia is a multi-disciplinary Artist and Historian living and working in Worcester, MA. His concentration is in the research, recreation, and reconstruction of historic metalcraft -- primarily Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Viking Jewelry. His studio, Strongford Arts, provides museum quality recreations of historic pieces to collectors and reenactors. He holds an M. Litt. in History from the University College Galway (NUI), Ireland and an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University. He is also a historic reenactor of the Viking and Renaissance periods and teaches metalcrafts from both time periods. 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $5 materials fee for this workshop that is payable to the instructor in class. Materials kits will include all metal and tools required to make a plaited bracelet. 


$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until May 7

Materials Cost

Payable to instructor in class.


Louis Garcia


June 6, 2020


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


1 day

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