Workshop: Traditional Ditty Bag
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Join Eric Stockinger, Executive Director of the Apprenticeshop: A school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship and learn the basics of hand sewing a traditional ditty bag. Students will learn marlinspike knot work, including: how to tie sennits, crown knots and a Turk’s head to create decorative lanyards and spliced handles. Lean traditional skills and use tools such as a Swedish fid and sailmaker’s palm as you sew your bag, complete with hand-stitched grommets. All necessary tools supplied. Class limited to 6. Tuition fee includes $20 materials cost.
September 22-23, 9am – 5pm
Please register two weeks prior to start date.
When & Where
Maine Maritime Museum
Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.
Visitors can find:
- -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
- -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
- -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
- -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
- -an active waterfront
- -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
- -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River