[SCA-AE] making cords
taranach at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 17:38:04 EST 2010
Just as a possibility... I know it is not necessarily period but,
perhaps a tiny drop of cyanoacrylate (aka Crazy Glue) on the knot
Melior abolesco in nostrum pedis quam ad servio in nostrum genua
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Ruth Morrisson
<myfanwy at consolidated.net> wrote:
> Greetings from Myfanwy!
> I've tried making lucet cording from Marlitt (rayon embroidery floss). It's got the
> sheen of silk without the price of silk, but it absolutely does *not* stay tied --
> it's too slithery. I suspect it would be really nice for couched cording trim on
> garb, though.
> I would probably also suggest the crochet cotton (it's cheap). I would also look
> for the smaller thicknesses of perle (pearl) cotton -- size 8 or 12.
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:35:14 -0500
>>From: kathy kemmish <ladykathrynmcluing at gmail.com>
>>Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] making cords
>>To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
>>I have just got into Lucet cording myself, and I am using plain, simple
>>embroidery floss, as well as the crochet cotton. However, I have had a few
>>of the strands break when using the embroidery floss, but I don't know if
>>it's something common, or if its just because I'm using embroidery floss
>>that I've had sitting in a box for .... uh... over a decade? (I'm trying to
>>get rid of it!)
>>Either way, I know that I will be at both White Hart and Blackstone Raids,
>>and I think Lady Mugain Inghean Ui Bhraonain (Lady Mun) will also be at both
>>events. Lady Mun is who taught me the basics.
>>On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Moniczka <moniczka at twcny.rr.com>
>>> I have made lucet cord for medallions, and many other uses, with #10
>>> crochet cotton. Or if you like a heavier cord, the #5 crochet cotton is
>>> also very nice. Both sizes are easily available at AC Moore, Michael's,
>>> Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, etc, and it comes in a variety of colors.
>>> Moniczka the Merchant
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