Thursday, 7 April 2011


Today I went to the Stitch and Creative craft show at the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet.  It was a good show this year with some lovely stands.  There was a stand with the Lucet company.  I dont know if you are all familiar with a Lucet but it is a tool that was used in mediavel times to make cords to decorate clothing and to lace up clothing before buttons were used.  The man demonstrating the lucet was very fast at making the cord and there were lucets of different sizes there, some large wooden ones that were used to make strong cords out of hemp or thick string.  These cords could then be plaited to make thicker ropes for use such as dog leads or tie backs for curtains.  You can add beads and different colours.  Fascinating.

I also fell foul of some lovely discounted knitting yarn with the Black Sheep and a skein of sock yarn.  A good day out and well worth a visit.

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