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« on: October 17, 2012 07:55:43 AM »

I learned how to properly do viking knit this weekend and I am pretty darn proud of myself.  In my city, we have had a crafting festival for 25 years, twice a year, called the Creativ Festival.  It features a  3-day floorshow for product and product demonstration, and about 5 days of hands on workshops you can sign up for.  I signed up for as many as I could fit in, and one of them was a 3 hour viking knit workshop.  I learned the basics and finished this bracelet the other day. 

It's almost like magic, how a pretty manky looking nest of wire on the mandrel, can end up looking so nice after being drawn through the drawplate!


« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012 08:54:03 AM »

Fantastic job!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012 10:02:40 AM »

That is beautiful. You did a really nice job.


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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012 10:29:23 AM »

That looks great. Also, thanks for letting me know about the Creativ Festival. I live about 4 hours' drive from you (central NYState) and would like to participate in the next one. I notice you said twice a year -- did the announce the dates for the next one? Thanks very much.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012 11:44:52 AM »

I've never heard of viking knit before but I can already tell I love it Cheesy Very nicely done!
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012 09:04:45 PM »

Thank you - this was on my to do list for awhile, but I needed to see in person how to get it started, and it went a lot quicker than I thought and easier than I thought.  I am so happy I did it and now have some ideas on how to incorporate this into some Christmas ornaments too. 

Yes, they have one around Easter weekend, in Mississauga.  Here is the linkity:


The Spring show is always smaller than the Fall one.  You can take a look to see what they offered in the 2012 Spring and Fall shows, but just an FYI, the Spring floor show is smaller, and there are less workshops.  But I think the workshops are free for the Spring show!

« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012 04:16:27 AM »

Great job!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012 01:12:00 PM »

I think it's ugly, and wouldn't want you to be embarrassed to wear it in public.  Just send it my way instead!  Just kidding of course, I love this!

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