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SOLD OUT: Knit like a Viking - Experience AND 2024

Kiri Cottage Crafts, 6 Loughdoo Road, Kircubbin, County Down, BT22 1HJ
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Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 


This experience is now sold out. For more similar experiences with Kiri Cottages check their website or Facebook page.

Knit like a Viking using Nalbinding (aka nålebinding, naalbinding, and other variations), a fascinating way to create textiles, pre-dating knitting and crocheting by centuries.

Under the instruction of your host Christine, guests will weave together creations using a blunt needle tool and lengths of yarn. If you have thumbs and yarn, you can create knotless “knit” fabrics, Viking style – so if you have ever wanted to have a go at a creative experience – now is the time.

The word Nalbinding literally means “binding with a needle,” - In essence, it’s binding stitches together with a single needle to create textiles. Ancient Norse people created this technique and used it to make everything from mittens and socks to bags, blankets, hats, and more.

This workshop will introduce some of the basic nalbinding stitches, and guests will go away with a finished item – all made using Christine’s own hand spun wool.  

The experience will take place at Kiri Cottage, close to the shores of Strangford Lough, known for its strong Viking links.

Tea, herbal teas, coffee and home-made Irish breads and cakes will be available for guests.

Things to note
Suitable for all levels of skill
No concessions
Suitable for 12 years plus, but all 16 year olds and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Dietary requirements 
Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements. 
This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting Christine:

Tickets close 1 day before


Getting there

By car: From Belfast/Newtownards Follow the A20 towards Portaferry. Approximately 31/2 miles beyond Kircubbin, turn left on to the Loughdoo Road.  Kiri Cottage Crafts is the second house on the left on the Loughdoo Road. Parking available on site.

By public transport: From Belfast/Newtownards Ulsterbus Service no 10.  See Translink for timetables. 


This experience is accessible however if a guest has particular needs, they are asked to contact Christine - email/number above to discuss before booking.     

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.                                               


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This experience is now sold out. For more similar experiences with Kiri Cottages check their website or Facebook page.

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