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Viking Weaving Workshop Offered Sunday, October 8
Viking Weave Workshop
Sunday, October 8
1-4 p.m. at the clubhouse
Trichinopoly chain, also known as Viking weave chain, or Viking knit chain, is luckily much easier to create than to pronounce.
To help members learn, Danny Spurgeon is offering a three-hour Viking knitting workshop at the club house on Sunday, October 8, from 1-4 p.m. The workshop cost will be $10 per person. To register for the workshop, use the form to the left or e-mail Danny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each participant will create a Viking weave bracelet to take home. Enough copper wire to complete the project will be provided, and dowel rods and draw plates will be available for use in the workshop.
Club members who want to learn how to integrate additional colors into the weave or how to create a flat woven bracelet, may also attend.
Participants may buy extra wire (copper, gold, silver, red, blue or black) from Danny for $8-9 per spool. He has wire in a variety gauges. He has dowels for sale for $1 and Corian draw plates for $10. If you want to bring your own wire, he suggests 24 or 26 gauge round wire.
According to sources online, Viking weaving was used by the Anglo-Saxon Norse mainly from the 8th-10th Century.
This type of wire weaving has been found in ancient graves and treasure hoards. It was used for necklaces, bracelets, edging for clothing and artistic trim.
Wire weaving has also been found in Roman, Greek and Byzantine archaeological digs from the 1st century B.C. to 4th century A.D.