IMG_1086.jpgI made eleven lucets using my scroll-saw and some sandpaper. They turned out quite well.

They’re for sale on my new Etsy store, Watermountain Studios.

What can you use a lucet for? Making cord or braid, of course. That’s its primary purpose: to weave yarn into a strong cord or braid which resembles the mint family of plants: square stems.

I like braiding cord for various kinds of work that I do. Sometimes I sew it into tailoring projects to bulk out or decorate a seam; sometimes it becomes the handle for a bag or the drawstring for a pair of trousers.

Now you can make similar cord yourself.