Re-purpose fabric scraps or worn sheets by crocheting them into comfy chair mats, an absorbent rug, or a plant doily. Prior crochet experience is helpful, but not required. Please bring a pair of small scissors for clipping slits and threads as well as a paper bag, tote, or basket to contain the fabric strips. The instructor will have fabric available, new and used, or students may bring their own. All participants will also recieve a hand carved wooden crochet needle to use and take home.
A lucet is a Medieval/Viking era tool used to make cord or lace. A lucet is a two pronged fork usually made of wood. The cord made from a lucet is square, strong, and slightly springy. A lucet cord will not unravel if cut and lucet braids work great for making very long cords. This cording can be used for anything you would tie up with a string. Examples include tying up gift packages, pulling together satchel purses or bags, making an expandable neckline in a peasant blouse, binding the ends of braids, ties on baby bonnets, and loops for hanging tree ornaments.
This class will teach you how to use a lucet to make cording using natural fibers that can be used for tying or lacing clothing together, tying things to a belt, or tying items together as well as many other applications. Each participant will receive a lucet to take homewith them.
All of the necessary supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included in the cost of the class.
Lora Foust lives in Wadena, MN, with her husband, Sam, and their two dogs. On many weekends, they travel in time to pre-1840 North America, living and participating in rendezvous events. Through the years they have learned this way of life and enjoy sharing it. Lora has taught rug making, finger weaving, and cording (with a lucet) at rendezvous events and trade fairs. She has also taught occupational therapy topics at conferences and colleges and public health fairs . Additionally, she has taught about raising butterflies to Garden Clubs, Naturalist Clubs, and other groups.
Supplies: Included in the cost of the class.
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Registration Closes: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 am –4:00 pm
Lunch will be prepared in the Leaning Silo kitchen and served from Noon-1:00 and is included in the cost of the class.