Classes at Snoweaters

Lucet cord class at the SCA Festival of the SnowEaters. Some of the students brought their own lucet forks, while others used borrowed or "hacked" ones I made from common household items.

Lucet cord class at the SCA Festival of the SnowEaters

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.

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Lucet cord

Lucet cord using linen yarn

Lucet cord using linen yarn

After trying my hand at making four-strand braid (aka Whipcord) I thought it would be interesting to try my hand at another cord-making technique.

Lucet cord is often attributed “as far back as the Viking age” – however in the bit of research I did online, it appears that there’s some disagreement if lucet cord was actually used in the Viking age. Unlike a lot of other braiding or cord-making techniques, it doesn’t require bobbins or pre-cut lengths of yarn – which means you can make a cord as long as you want – or rather, as long as your yarn is. (And as long as your patience runs too… LOL) Continue reading