Join experimental archaeologist, Zack Curcija, of Echoes from the Past School of Ancient Technology, to transform a Yucca leaf into cordage. In this workshop, you will learn how to process a whole Yucca leaf (Yucca bacata) to extract the fibers and spin 2-ply cordage using the hand- and thigh-spinning techniques. Yucca fiber cordage provided the foundation for many Sinagua sandal and textile forms in addition to being used for ropes, nets, snares, looped and twined bags, bowstrings, jewelry suspension cords, sewing thread, and anything else that required a durable cord.
Class is limited to twelve (12). $35 members; $50 nonmembers. Please register for the wait list if the workshop is filled so we can schedule another workshop if there is sufficient interest.
Zack Curcija, holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology (Research Archaeology) from Northern Arizona University. He specializes in the prehistoric technology of the Southwest with an emphasis on ornament production.