Friday, March 26, 2010

Learn Viking Knit in April

In April 2010 we'll have a Viking Knit Class given by Pat Kuehn. Viking knit looks complex but is not complicated - according to Pat! Once you've "knit" the wire around a mandrel, you pull it through a draw plate to gradually reduce the chain, work hardening in the process. Great for making bracelets or necklaces from which to hang your PMC pendants. 

You've likely seen Viking knit in projects many places. Now you'll know how to do it!

Materials list:
  • 24 gauge wire  A spool of copper wire, purchased at any craft store, is perfect. Any artistic wire will do-any color(other gauges of wire can be used-24, 26 or 28 are easiest for beginners)  
  • chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • nylon-jaw pliers (if you have them - don't buy just for this)
  • flush cutters or something to cut your wire
  • end caps  (we can also just use your wire to create a wrapped end cap)
  • clasp for closure 

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