Seastars lucet cord

For local service to our SCA group, the Crown Province of Østgarðr, the viceregents hand out seastar charms.  This past Sunday, our canton of Brokenbridge (Brooklyn, NY) had a class on ‘what to do with your seastar collection!?”  I demonstrated how to attach charms to cords, 3 ways: using a secondary thread (lucet cord with a gimp), pre-threading onto the working thread (kumihimo), and incorporating them as you go (fingerloop braiding).

Here’s how the lucet cord turned out:

25 seastar charms on a white linen lucet cord with a green silk gimp.

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hemp lucet cord

2 oz. of cherry wet spun 10/6 hemp yarn from Ursula’s Alcove, approx. 113 yards, turns into 37.5′ of square lucet cord, pre-washing.

Ursula's Alcove, 10/6 wet spun hemp yarn, 2 oz.
label for Ursula’s 10/6 hemp yarn
Ball of partially worked square lucet cord, still on the lucet.
cherry lucet cord in progress

Pride cord

My local SCA group, the Crown Province of Østgarðr, is participating in Brooklyn Pride festival this year, yay!  What better way to show off our affiliation and support than with a period cord worked in Pride colors?  Presenting a lace bend round of 8 bowes in the inclusive (Philadelphia) Pride flag colors: black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

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