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Viking Knit Chain - Jan 24 & 26

Learn to hand knit wire for bracelets and pendants

  • Ended
  • 125 US dollars
  • Ridgedale Drive

Service Description

Special requirements for classes during Covid. Picture of vaccination card is required by email or text within 24 hours of signup if it is not already on file from taking prior classes. If you sent a copy already when taking Silversmithing 1, that will meet the requirement. Masks may also be required in class depending on CDC recommendations but you are always welcome to wear them if that is your comfort level. “Viking Knit Chain” refers to an ancient technique of circular wire weaving that is 'knit' and then stretched using a drawplate to tighten and lengthen the weave. It’s not knitting in the way that we usually think of, using two needles, but it entails weaving a single strand of fine gauge wire into a sculptural chain. In the end, your finished Viking knit chain will look like tubes of knitted wire. In this class I will show you both single knit and double knit style chains and we will be soldering and applying end caps and adding a hand made hook style clasp. The image shows a double knit chain. Silversmithing 3 is a prerequisite for this class. The silver wire needed for this class is sold by the spool and will be available for purchase prior to class. Please bring your torch, butane, and solders to class. All tools necessary will be available for use in the classroom.


Contact Details

  • 13019 Ridgedale Drive, Hopkins, MN, USA

    952-595-8338

    bradanderson@vgems.net

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