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Viking whip-cord

anybody have any luck doing Viking Whip Cord solo?

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doushkasmum
Sep. 17th, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
Is that the one with the 4 bobbins suspended from above? I can do that solo fine. Drape the threads over the backs of your hands and your thumbs (so one each side of each wrist), drop opposing pairs and pick them up on the cross. Easier to show than explain but I worked it out fairly qickly. Be careful to keep your hands the same distance from the forming cord as the closer they are the higher the tension on the cord.
florentinescot
Sep. 17th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll play with that.
paantha
Sep. 17th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I've never done it, but I presume it might help if you had some sort of rig like this lady: http://lhresources.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/detail-from-education-of-the-virgin-1642-whipcording.jpg?w=630
florentinescot
Sep. 17th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
awesome! I want to see that whole painting!
paantha
Sep. 17th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
It is a detail from 'Education of the Virgin' by Guido Reni, 1640.

There's another image of a girl with a very similar rig that I can't seem to find at the moment. From memory it is 16th or maybe 15th C (going by the dress - I don't think I ever saw it associated with source information).
florentinescot
Sep. 17th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
looks like we posted at about the same time. Google image search *rocks*

Thanks, again!
florentinescot
Sep. 17th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Found it! Guido Reni -- 1642. Thanks!
siglinde99
Sep. 18th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
I have done it. Having made lace for many years, I found it was fairly easy to move the bobbins in the same rhythm as I would use for a lace braid. Smaller bobbins and shorter lengths of thread (between the worked piece and the bobbins) help too.
florentinescot
Sep. 18th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! Do you still hang the cord while you work it, or do you work it more like the lace?
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