I finished my nalbound bag and fulled/felted it. This was my first try using the York stitch and I’m not sure yet that I got it right. Unfelted, it is such a soft and stretchy stitch that it feels more like a soft, loose knit than any of the other nalbinding stitches I have done. It fulled/felted well and is 13 inches long. I plan to use it to carry/store my hand weaving sticks when they are not in use…maybe even as a carry along when there is a project going. But you never know… who knows what will be in it a year from now…
I did a round of plain blanket stitch about an inch down from the top to leave small spaces for a cord. This time I really didn’t want to use the same old yarn twisted cording. And then I saw this video…. How to make a Lucet cord.. I like the fact that this makes a 4 sided cord and you can use more than one thread or yarn and use different colors to make an unending weave… I only had one problem… no Lucet… sooo..
I made one from a strong piece of cardboard that came in the same package as Larry Schmitt’s Lots of Socks book that arrived a couple of days ago..(Yayyyy!)… Since the edges were so ragged I used Scotch tape to hold them together and also to smooth them down some so the yarn would not hang up. Believe it or not, my practice piece came out just great after the usual bump at the beginning. And the 4 sided weave makes a much more sophisticated cording than the casual twist cording.
Now must get into the shop and make me a real one!