Viking Weaving Using a Lucet - Bracelet Part 1
Saturday, October 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Mail Order Deadline for Materials
Order materials from Instructor by 9/30/2021 to guarantee delivery in time for class. Orders after 9/30 may increase shipping charges.

This is a two part class.  Make sure to sign up for Part 2, Sat., 10/17/2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

A Lucet is a tool used in cord making. It is believed to date back to the Viking and Medieval periods. Lucet braiding is interesting in that the cords that are formed, when they are cut, do not unravel. It is thought that Vikings used this cording for the edges of their fishing nets.  Similar to an I -cord, a lucet cord can be inserted in the edges of sweater sleeves and at the bottom of sweaters, to keep those edge areas from unraveling.

 Using a special maple wooden hybrid tool, we will learn a basic Lucet braid and on the same tool will also be making a tassel to add the bottom of our bracelet.  This is a project based workshop that will teach Lucet braiding and tassel making. This is a building block project, meaning you will first learn a basic lucet braid using the traditional flipping technique, next you will learn a non flip braiding  method. With each braid we will be building on skills and techniques. I will show you how to add a center focal element in a braid and lastly we will cover braiding with beads. I will demonstrate tassel making and how to finish off the bracelet with capped ends and clasp  

This class will take you through all the steps to be able to complete your own personal bracelet.  When you leave this class, you have the basic techniques for braiding with all sorts of fibers and beads as well as knowledge of how to make tassels, plus you will own your own hybrid tool to continue exploring and making all sorts of projects with this wonderful craft. Lucet Braiding is a great stash buster!

For this class you will be required to purchase a kit which contains everything you will need to complete this beautiful bracelet, including the sustainable hybrid  wood tool for working on future projects. offers a wide array of fiber tools.

Karen Capobianco
Session Type
Weaving Workshops
All Levels Welcome
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Homework Required?
Students must purchase kit ($75 + shipping) from instructor's website - Kit includes: Maple Hybrid Lucet/Tassel Tool, Wood Yarn Bucket, and clip, Package of 4 assorted fibers,silver plated decorative focal piece, Glass beads, Silver Tone metal: clasp, end caps, jump rings, 2 connector large hole beads
Supplies Students Need
Paper pencil for note taking
Good pair of kitchen scissor or small garden shears
Small straight scissors
Clear (3- 5 min dry) two part epoxy, pair of plastic gloves for glueing
Super glue gel,
2-3 wooden skewers preferably ( toothpicks will do if you can't find skewers)
Heavy weight thread and needles,
wax paper or small wax paper plate,super glue gel
Pair of disposable gloves (Nitrile or latex)