Thursday, May 14, 2009

Antique book and Lucet

I am posting another 3 pages from the antique booklet , 11, 12 & 13. there are 5 more pages of crochet.

I am also posting my first really decent attempt at Lucet cord. I am doing it with 2 strands of DMC Perle Coton size 8. My son wears a shark tooth necklace but the cord is fraying and in fact has a nylon thread core which scratches his neck. I likes the shark tooth and the beads that are on either side, so I figured that I could make him a new cord. I thought about a tatted cord, and could do it very easily. It wouldn't look "girly" either, in fact Mark Meyers - Tatman - has just finished a man's necklace and wristlet which you can see here but for my son, I think he would be happier with a Lucet cord so I am working on it. I think that I have been doing a pretty good job so far.

And last but not least a proud grandma just has to brag on her youngest grand daughter. Izzabel is sitting up all by herself and having a really good time doing it. she is 8.5 months old. Looking good girl.


  1. Well what a coincidence! I found a Lucet whilst out with my sister Jane Eborall and have just asked my husband to cut a few of them out for the church summer fayre, only have never made a cord myself - must give it a go!

  2. Hello Sally, nice to meet Jane's sister. I will have to add your blog to my list.
    I can see where there might be ways to use Lucet and tatting, but in the meantime, I will need to work on perfecting the lucet. In the post below, someone commented that there is a good video on youtube. just search for Lucet and it is the top pick. I have a book that I was struggling through, but watching the video really helped.
    have fun


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