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.
Handout for my class on Cords: 4 construction methods. A comparison of lucet vs. 4-strand plaiting (whipcording) vs. tubular tablet-weaving vs. finger-loop braiding, and the merits of the cords produced therewith.
Figuring it was time to branch out into more fingerloop braiding patterns, I elected to try the lace bend rounde of 8 bowes on fingerloop.org, a very attractive 2-color spiral when worked as suggested. Continue reading “Fingerloop braiding a lace bend round of 8 bowes”
4-strand plaiting is a very old way of making cord. I first encountered 4-strand plaits when I was studying the Skjoldehamn hood, with a view towards re-creating it. I taught myself the plaiting pattern from the diagram in Chapter 8 “Braiding and Sprang” of Margrethe Hald’s _Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials_, p. 241. Continue reading “Medallion whipcording”