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« on: August 01, 2009 05:08:12 PM »

I have been interested in various medieval crafts for some time now. When I noticed the article about nalbinding, I decided it was a good time to learn. I did a little research watched some videos, and maybe was more confused than before. But there is only one way to learn, so I jumped right in.

I decided I needed some needles first and carved up these, and my thumb



After, I was sure I was finished bleeding all over everything. I used an inexpensive yarn to start, no sense wasting the good stuff.

Without, truely, knowing what I was doing I got started. I even, ambitiousl,y thought I could make a hat.  Grin Unfortunately, I made a mistake I often make in crochet. I tried to increase to fast and ended up with a ripple. You can not just pull out your stitches with nalbinding, so I decided to finish my thread and see what I had.

Not bad if you need a hat for a babydoll.


But we decided it would make a pouch for my daughter




 
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009 06:48:24 PM »

I can't believe you made those needles! Well I can, but they are just so cool. I love the "pouch" as well. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009 10:04:04 PM »

Great job!  I love it when old crafts are new again!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009 08:17:35 AM »

Another nalbinding post! How come I only see that now?
Congrats on your first pouch! Pouches are the ideal first project (even if they started as hats Smiley One of my first hats went pouch as well).
Did you make more stuff? Because it takes some practise to get into the stitches, and I'd love to see more! Which method did you use? Thumbcatching?
And you did a great job on that needles, and on fighting your way through the first stitches! Hope your thumb has healed well.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009 04:22:10 PM »

Awwe, I LOVE nalbinding. Trouble is, I can't find any good sites/books with tutes. I bought this really cool wrought iron pin to use for this over a year ago, but couldn't get any patterns/instructions/info. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009 04:36:42 PM »

If you want to look into some links to nalbinding tutorials, you could have a look into the Historic-craft-along: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323898.0, there is a list.
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