|Project by luv2learn||posted 08-30-2012 09:37 PM||3445 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
I have a niece that is extremely talented especially in the area of knitting and crocheting. I, on the other hand know nothing about either of these crafts. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with her and let her tell me a little about her interest in these two hobbies. During the course of our conversation she mentioned an ancient Viking era craft that has been reborn. She told me of a tool called a Lucet that the Vikings used to make cording for their belts, clothes, etc. She showed me a picture of a Lucet and asked me if I could make her one.
Researching online I found that there are many variations of this simple tool so I made her a sample of each variation I saw. They basically all do the same thing, make cord. Now, I understand the Vikings might have made theirs from antler bone or some other forked material. I made these from 1/4” thick walnut and cherry. Oh, I made the yarn cord too. Hey, I am not just another pretty face :).
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green