For this project we will be using a Viking Lucet in the shape of a tree and will be weaving several strands of cords using fibers that are unusual for Lucet weaving. Participants will be learning several ways beyond the traditional Flip method for using a Lucet. We will make several lucet “ I -cords” which can then be collaged into one or multiple bracelets.
We will go over how to size cords with tails in varying materials so that they match when braided with, a valuable technique for Lucet braids that do not rely on cutting and glueing the ends. For this large antique button closure I will show you how to weave using tails - this requires pre-thought into accurate sizing. We will also cover techniques for plaiting multiple woven strands.
****THE LUCET TOOL is an ancient tool known to have been used by the Vikings . This tool uses a single strand to create an “I-cord” in a box shape. This cord does not unravel when cut, making it a very useful cording tool for the edges of knit garments such as sweater sleeves. In my classes I will demonstrate the traditional way to use a Lucet and then several other methods of weaving on the tool. I design modernized versions of ancient or traditional tools. As a designer and jeweler my classes explore the decorative possibilities and applications for updated tools found in cultures around the world
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