Featured Artist – Karen Kress

12 Aug

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40 Kress Karen 5Karen Kress/Valkyries Adornments: Viking knit, or Trichinopoly, one of the oldest known forms of knitting, “Viking knitting” is not actually knitting in the traditional sense with needles, but is actually a type of weaving. Chains are made from long pieces of wire that are worked by hand into interconnecting loops. The chain is created around different sized dowel rods, and is then pulled through holes in a wooden drawplate to tighten the weave and make the chain pliable. Vikings used the knitted chains for jewelry, garment adornments and also cutting off sections for currency.

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