[Northkeep] Feb 12th - Mark your calendars, a class on Viking Knitting aka "Trichinopoly Chainwork" will be held at February's Needleworkers
faolanmacfarland at cox.net
Mon Jan 22 09:58:33 PST 2007
"Viking Chain Knitting" aka "Trichinopoly Chainwork" Class at the normally planned Needleworker's, Monday, February 12th at 7pm at Faolan's house.
Adalia "Nyx" VonDerBerg will be teaching the class.
Here is a document that gives information on what class will be about.
Nyx will bring the necessary supplies for up to 36 people to try this wonderful
jewelry technique. However, if anyone would like to bring their own supplies or donate to the cause, the supply list (for beginners) is very simple: small set of pliers (needle nose and wire cutters), 1 package of colored - usually green - 18 gauge floral wire (this comes usually in pieces of about 18"), 1 roll of 24 or 26 gauge silver floral wire (from Michael's this sells for about 2 bucks for a
quarter pound - enough to make SEVERAL trials), and pencils - unsharpened or dowel rods of the same diameter .She personally uses a size 10 plastic knitting needle but once used for this, they would not be usable for actual knitting. The purpose of stick is to help the loops stay the same size and shape so any round object will work.
The class plan is to work on starting chain , work a few chain stitches, work on adding more wire in, and then work on ending the chain. This class will be for creating chains only, not adding the findings for finishing them. There will be some examples of finished work and some store names so people can order their own findings if they choose.
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