Sunday 02/23/2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Introduction to Lucet Braiding with Anne Berk
Enhance your knitted and crocheted items with easy to make, sturdy braids, using a Lucet tool.
Lucets have been used to make braided cords since Medieval times. Lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy. It closely resembles I-cord, but is formed by a series of knots which will not unravel when cut.
We will cover basic cord, then add beads with two different methods for different effects. Lots of samples will be available to display the range of cords that can be produced with different fibers.
If you would like to attach knitted popcorn and/or cranberries to your cord instead of beads, make a few of each with the Optional Homework pattern, to bring to class. I will provide proper yarn to make a coordinating cord.
Materials fee: $2 Worsted weight wool yarn, beads. Lucets are provided for class use, but not included in materials fee.
Crochet hooks (size 1 or smaller, for pulling yarn through beads) or large eye beading needle, scissors. Lucets, worsted weight wool yarn and beads will be supplied in class. If you would like to bring your own yarn, to make a cord in class to go with a specific project, feel free to do so.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Materials Fee: $2 Worsted Weight wool yarn, beads. Lucets are provided for class use, but not included in materials fee.
For pdf of Optional Homework, contact Anne Berk at firstname.lastname@example.org.