A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 305,900
Currently Running With Scissors:
285 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: First ever viking knit - bracelet  (Read 1821 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 8127
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!

Stones and Findings: Stones, chains, pearls, Sterling Silver and indie-designed unique findings!
Make it beautiful Smiley
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012 10:02:40 AM »

That is beautiful. You did a really nice job.


All my articles are listed on

Dr. Craft
« 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.
Oath Keeper
Offline Offline

Posts: 1547
Joined: 04-Jan-2011

Addicted to Plushies...

View Profile WWW
« 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!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 8127
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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!!
SiFi Mom
Offline Offline

Posts: 2367
Joined: 18-Nov-2008

I own too many beads!

View Profile
« 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!

SiFi Mom, aka Nancy
Crafting is my mental therapy!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Get a Top NYC Dermatologist Peel at Home
Happy Makeup: How To Wear Sparkle
Black Women Share Their Hair Stories Ft. Amandla Stenberg
Post Holiday Beauty Treatments to Revive You From Head to Toe
Tips For Keeping Your Winter Skin Healthy
Latest Blog Articles
Craft Challenge #114 - Pick It and Craft It!
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Paper Stars
June 29, 2016 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.