Filges braiding fork (lucet)

MER 35346210

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A braiding fork or knitting fork, also called Lucet, is used for making cords, a technique that probably dates from the Middle Ages and introduced by the Vikings.

In contrast to cords that are made with, for example, a braid star, these cords consist of a series of loops that are knotted, so to say.  This creates a very sturdy, square cord, which is very elastic and will not fully unravel when a thread snaps.  Also there is no limit to the length of the thread, so you can make very long and strong cords.  The wood comes from locally owned forestry in Estonia.

We recommend Filges Bioland 3-thread 100% wool yarn sold separately in rainbow, pastel, or red-pink colour combinations. 

Or there is a bundle available here with the lucet, that includes 50 grams of wool, and a small instruction manual.

The small instruction manual also comes with just the lucet alone.

Lucet is 16 cm long.  Oiled solid wood.

In the kits is: 50 grams of plant-dyed Bioland wool yarn from Germany.  

Made in Europe.