Etsy is rapidly becoming a dangerous place for me. Very dangerous. I’ve had a shop on Etsy for a couple of years for my beadwork, which is empty now, and didn’t do well in the first place. I sold one item, and it was returned within days. Discouraging, to say the least. But I kept the shop, and every so often would relist things, to no avail. Oh well.
Anyway, I bought my weaving sticks on Etsy, at a shop called Weaving Me Home. Inexpensive, fun, and the source of the failed experiment I’ll tell you about in a bit. There has been yarn, from Unfancy Fibers. And last, there is a lucet from Qbranchltd. So far. I have found myself looking at looms and spindles and marudai and lucets, as if I need any more than the tools I already own. But they’re all so pretty in their own right, it’s hard not to want to collect them. According to more than a few folks on Ravelry, I am not alone in this compulsion. Which is good to know, but there really needs to be a twelve-step program for this.
Lucets. Mine came in the mail yesterday. A medieval tool for cord-making? Of course I bought it. It’s a tiny thing!
Luceting looks easy. The instructions sound easy. And I wrestled with this thing for forty-five minutes before I finally got it going right. And what you see on there is as far as I’ve gotten so far. Once it’s going, it starts to make more sense to me, but this appears to be one of those things that I should have seen done, as opposed to looking at stills. Still, fun, nonetheless.