Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2020 Conference one week before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this miniclass was not taught in 2020.

Viking Knitting Essentials

Skill Level


Class Length

3 Hours


Students will use Viking Knitting techniques to make samples from brass wire. We will also discuss the use of other metals and gauges of wire. Students will use a draw plate to smooth the work and adjust the gauge. We will explore methods for inserting decorative stones in the knit and different methods of finishing the ends.


Registration Fee $35
Materials Fee $5

Materials Fee includes: Includes brass wire, dowel rods, handouts, jump rings, and beads.

Students to Bring

  • Small wire cutter (nail clippers will work)
  • Jewelry pliers (optional)

Instructor Bio

Barb Cabral

Barbara Cabral received her MA from the U of Akron researching the use of madder in Ohio coverlets. She lectures on textile topics including Natural Dyes, Estonian knitting, Working with Lotus Fiber, Khmer Hol, Brocade Weaving in Thailand and Pictorial needle felting. Her diverse work has been exhibited in OH since the early 80's and more recently in Fl. In 2020 she received 1st place in the HGA fashion show “Seasons of the Smokies” for a woven and needle felted cloak. Raising silkworms since 2013 led her to visit Thailand and Cambodia visiting many textile venues, meeting with weavers, dyers, golden silkworm farmers and conservators. She continues to visit Cambodia to study Khmer Hol (Ikat) and is now available for lectures and workshops on Khmer weaving.


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