Several museums including the McClung Museum in Tennessee exhibit twined bags from their collections. Twining is a durable weave used for matting, mantles, bags and skirts. Other remains are found as impressions in salt pans and pottery. Years of research has gone in to our twined bags, teaching workshops and living history presentations. An easy how-to book has been written to give you step-by-step instructions for your own twined bag. $20.
Whether you are a living historian or looking for a new craft this project is for you.
Available are two supply kits, which include everything you need to complete a twined bag. Our small kit was developed to use for workshops. We now sell them for anyone wanting to learn twining. (This is a small project that is not too big or overwhelming for a beginner.) The small kit contains: a 5” frame, two 2-ounce balls of naturally dyed wool, scissors, binding, big-eye needle, sewing needle, thread and book, all in a bag to hold your work. $65
Our other kit is a larger size, for a more ambitious project or great for a second bag. The large kit contains: a 9” frame, two 7-ounce balls in hemp and wool blend, scissors, binding, big-eye needle, sewing needle, thread and book, all in a bag to hold your work. $70