[PHF Home][Class Calendar]
A Penannular Brooch
Keepin' it together, Keepin' it shut.

We'll make a penannular brooch identical in function to those that have been in use since at latest the Iron Age.

We'll file, bend, forge, draw-out to a point, flatten, cut, bend some more, on the way to making a simple form of this ancient fabric-fastening device.

You can use it to hold your kilt shut, your plaid in place, your cloak closed, anywhere you might wish to connect sturdy fabric to sturdy fabric.

"Where'd you get the brooch?"
"I forged it myself."

Gift Certificates for A Penannular Brooch are available.

One 3 hour session.    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $100 per student
Maximum 4 students


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

No blacksmithing experience required.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
Add yourself to the Notification List for this class.
(The notification list gets emailed soon after classes are put on the schedule.)

This class is either:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.

If you're interested in taking A Penannular Brooch and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

back to top

Click here to subscribe to the RSS feed for

A Penannular Brooch

(What is RSS, why do I care, and how do I use it?)