Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Lucet

I've been playing around with Lucet weaving recently, i made myself a couple of Lucet Forks, one is pictured to the left which was carved from a piece of Hazel.

The Lucet has been use to make cord and braid for well over a thousand years and is what was used as ties on the doublet of the middle ages and the bodice's of the Elizabethan period,  right up to the Victorians who manufactured braided cords from silk for use as neck chains and watch fobs.

Lucets have been found in the archaeological record dating back to the Viking age and have been made from all manner of materials from wood to bone, the weaving technique produces a square sided cord that has all manner of uses that are only limited by your imagination.

2 comments:

  1. Never heard of it! Maybe you should demonstrate for your Yank readera like me.

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  2. Here you go Gorges, one of the better ones on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5K7FiT2Og

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