above St Paul's church hall, 205 Burwood Road
Tutor: Angharad Rixon
Viking Knit, or Naalbinding, has been used in jewellery making for millennia. The technique gives a very strong, surprisingly flexible structure: a cross between knitting and chainmail. Learn the two basic stitches of Viking knit, how to calculate the number of stitches and length required for a specific project, measuring the amount of wire required, how to make joins, change colours and finish the knitted “chain” or tube. Learn how to work the stitch around objects such as beads and stones and how to combine metal wire with a variety of other materials to create interesting textures. Each student will take home two Viking-knit bangles worked in copper, brass or coloured-copper wire as well as a series of working samples.
Skill Level: Suitable for all levels
Equipment: Glasses if necessary