Viking Knitting: Trichinopoly on a Dowel
Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Required Skills: None - beginners welcome!
Also called “Viking Chain Netting” and “Viking Weaving”, this jewelry technique is done with neither knitting needles nor a loom, but instead with thin wire on a stick! Examples of these chains have been found in various archeological sites inScandinaviadatingbacktothe8thcenturyA.D. This technique can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Students will probably complete a finished bracelet in this class. The chain looks exquisite and complicated, but the process is simple and straightforward. This is a great portable handicraft you can do on the bus or plane.
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: Needle nose pliers, jewelry pliers, wire snips (or come with a friend who has these.)
Supplies Provided by Instructor: All other materials provided by instructor, including the closure findings.
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00
$72 (includes $17 materials fee)