WOODEN LUCET BRAIDING FORK ~ GLUCKSKAFER70440005
Wooden Lucet Braiding Fork for Viking Cords and Medieval Rope Making
Fun in Kindergarten and Class 1 as well as being the perfect craft tool for the Class 4 Steiner Curriculum when the Vikings are studied.
A braiding fork or knitting fork also called a lucet is used for making cords. The tool and technique dates from the Middle Ages and was used by the Vikings for making rope.
Children will love using this traditional Wooden Knitting Fork. This is a great introduction to knitting crafts for kids, and its quick and simple to learn how to use – children will be producing meters of knitting in no time!
A wooden knitting fork or Lucet is an ancient and beautifully simple tool for creating knitted cord and is easy for even young children to master. This wooden knitting fork has two prongs to wind yarn around and pull through the hole in the handle. The final knitted cord can be made into bracelets, belts, placemats and all sorts of fun items.
In contrast to cords that are made with for example a braid star these cords consist of a series of loops that could be considered knotted. This creates a very sturdy elastic square cord which does not fully unravel when a thread snaps.
There is no limit to the length so you can have lots of fun making very long strong cords.
This kit contains one wooden knitting fork – wool is not included.
Established over 60 years ago, Gluckskafer was a small family run toy business located in the south of Germany. It was founded by Manfred Käfer, whose personal commitment to the good of all children is not only reflected by his entrepreneurial accomplishment but by being a father of 6 wonderful children. Now owned by Nic Toys, Gluckskafer are renown around the world for their beautiful wooden toys that allow for creative play and child directed free play, encouraging imagination and natural development for themselves.
Gluckskafer have a strong environmental commitment and only use selected wood, mainly beech and maple, from European forests certified for sustainable forestry according to FSC / PEFC standards.