I attended Festival of the Snoweaters in October, and it’s taken me this long to get to the few photos I took to share them…
I taught two classes – Introduction to naalbinding, and Introduction to lucet.
I’ve had a number of people ask me to teach them naalbinding, so I was excited to see so many people in the class. I’ve taught it once before, and even before Snoweaters happened had agreed to teach it at Samhain too, so I think I’m done teaching that class for a while… maybe there’s an intermediate class I can teach at some point, now that so many people know how to naalbind!
I let people know in the class that getting started can be the most complicated part – but by the end of the class about half the class was well on their way to creating something… The other half – less so, but hopefully they’ll keep trying and find a love for it the way that I have!
For anyone who wants a reminder about the Oslo stitch… I recommend this video:
The lucet class was a bit more smooth, with most of the class guests getting well on the way to creating cord, and several of them finishing off a cord length that they were happy with.
I suspected that not everyone would have their own lucet fork, so I brought my “extras” (which isn’t too many) and one student brought two and was able to share one, but I had more students than forks… so I crafted a “hack” or McGyvere’d version (coined by a student) using a white eraser, an elastic band, and two pens to make an impromptu and super-easy lucet fork. It might not have been perfect, but it worked!
For the next step in lucet… how about two-colour cord like in this video?