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Viking Knit Workshop
November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm$40.00
Viking knit is an ancient form of circular wire weaving also known as the trichinopoly chain. The term chain is misleading because there are no separate links. The chain is formed with a length of successively looped wire resulting in a long tube which is then stretched.
It’s known as the Viking knit because several archaeological finds dating back to about the 7th century AD were located in the Scandinavian countries like Norway and Sweden.
The Viking knit is still popular today. It’s not a particularly difficult technique, but it is labor intensive. It is to a certain extent, a forgiving technique because you do not have to do perfect work. There is a very comforting “rhythm” to this technique akin to the repetitive crafts like knitting, tatting, and crochet. So some people enjoy making Viking knit jewelry. In this workshop we will be using artistic wire, Terri will provide a kit with all the required material.
To register, please email or call the gallery.