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Lucet Braiding - Renaissance Faire

During a Renaissance Festival that I attended, Celeste Colbourne of Spinsters Loft, gave a demonstration of using a Lucet to make braiding. The Lucet creates a flat braid that can be used to embellish the edges of a handwoven article.

  • Begin by threading the yarn through the hole in the bottom of the Lucet
  • Make a figure 8 loop around the 2 prongs of the lucet
  • loop the yarn a second time around the right prong and turn the lucet around

  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop
  • Slip the looped yarn over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom of the yarn to tighten the knot into place

  • Wrap the yarn around the other side of the lucet prong
  • Lift the bottom loop over the top loop and over the prong
  • Give a tug on the bottom yarn to pull the yarn into place
  • Repeat this procedure until the cord is of sufficient length

lucet braiding

  • Top view of the Lucet cording

  • The finished Lucet cord

Lucet Braiding – You Tube

Braiding Books

200 Braids to Twist, Knot, Loop, or Weave

Hundreds of sumptuous braided designs are arranged by structure, from twisted and knotted pieces to more elaborate looped and woven examples.
UK: 200 Braids to Twist

The Complete Book of Decorative Knots
Eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow; with step-by-step illustrations.
UK: Decorative Knots

..more Braid weaving books..

Lucet – EBay Watch

 

Ebay Finds

Lucet for Braiding and Cording~Handmade American Poplar~Easy to Learn Braiding - Current price: $12.95

Lucet for Braiding Handmade Exotic Birds-Eye Maple ~ Easy Braiding and Cording - Current price: $12.95

Handsome Cat lucet loom with instructions - Current price: $4.75

MINI-LUCET KIT - by Finniwig - Current price: $17.50

LUCET KIT - by Finniwig - Current price: $17.50

Dark Green Cotton Yarn 5/2 Mercerized 50 Yard Center Pull Ball - Current price: $5.75

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