Sat, Aug 17 | Cregal Art Ltd.

Viking Weave Workshop

Various forms of Viking weave/Knit - Learn to make necklaces and bracelets
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cregal Art Ltd., Monivea Rd, Galway, Ireland

About the Event

I am unsure if this technique actually dates back to the vikings or not. I know they used wire that they twisted together to form cuffs and torques but whether they created this actual weave or knit I have been unable to find out. There was a "Trichinopoly Chain" found in an 9th century hoard in Scoltand but the weave is different. I do know that it is a great skill to have and the pieces made using this skill have an ancient and artisan feel to them.

Viking Knit or Weave is a simple technique that produces a highly intricate "chain" I have put that in inverted commas because it does not feel like a chain more like a cord or braid. Suddenly wire has become a textile and I Love it.

You will be taught how to use a simple acrylic rod and draw-plate to produce stunning results. The final piece will be a necklace with animal terminals a real viking show piece.

  • Copper & Silver Viking Weave
  • Copper Viking Weave

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