Thursday, February 07, 2008

Braiding and Lucetting Workshop

Last night was our second workshop of the year with everyone having a go at braiding using a lucet.

We covered the basics of making a braid using both twist and non-twist method and then began to play with using multiple threads. Everyone did very well and despite sore fingers and thumbs, all were luceting braids by the end of the evening...

These plastic lucets were ordered from the trading arm of the Knitting and Crochet Guild and the wooden ones shown are part of my collection, picked up from various re-enactment traders over the past few years.

Jane also brought along her marudai and demonstrated kumihimo braiding.

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