Thursday, November 10, 2016

Naalbinding Bracelets

So, for the Scupini Romani Festival I learnt this ancient technique called Naalbinding because it was interesting to tackle the idea of the Romans using something similar (or maybe even the same thing) to make their clothes. When it comes to garments people wore (and object they used) ages ago, physical evidence is (almost) non-existent if made out of fiber, textile and leather - even wood.
Needless to say, I got hooked up on the naalbinding thing, and would love to make something bigger like a scarf or even - if I let my wildest fantasies out - a cardi or a sweater. For I have seen tons of those beauties and cannot get out of my head.
For the time  being I satisfied my itches by making bracelets and I love the chunkier kind. Too bad I don't have chunky yarn in many colors - the white makes a great example and I love the bracelet's texture and appearance and thought if I made a couple of more rounds it would turn into a lovely cuff, just perfect for the upcoming winter.
There are many  tutorials showing the basic naalbinding stitches, but the one  that helped me the most mastering the Oslo stitch is this one.



Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely. Sounds like you learned a lot from being involved in the festival. :)

Maya Kuzman said...