A Lucet is a tool used in cord making or braiding. It is believed to date back to the Vikings when it was utilized to create cords used on clothing, or to hang items from the belt. Medieval lucets were often made of bone, modern ones are mainly of wood.
Lucet cord is formed by a series of loops, and lucetted braids can be of infinite length. There are many techniques for using a lucet, all of which produce slightly different cords. A two colour cord can be produced by using 2 different strands of yarn.
Lucet cords can be used for decorative edging, draw-strings, lacing, and any other use where a strong cord is required.
Examples of lucetting can be seen in the pendant gallery.
Our lucets are all made by ourselves using locally sourced timber. They come in a gift bag complete with basic instructions and some yarn to get you started. (colour of contents may vary from illustration)