You are going to love the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Tool! If you have ever wanted to learn Viking Knit Weaving or would like to make the process simpler, this tool is going to amaze you. The disk on the top of the tool makes it easy to create looped “petals”. From there, the ridges along the length of the tool are a perfect guide to keep your loops uniform and even. The step-by-step instructions included makes everything foolproof.
The recommended gauges of wire to use are 24, 26, or 28 gauge Craft Wire, however by changing the number of loops being utilized in your design you can go as large as 20 gauge. The tool will not damage or scuff your Craft Wire. You can also use Soft Flex Beading Wire and create a wonderfully colorful design. Multiple stands of wire can be used with both tools. A draw plate will help you reduce the finished design down to your preferred width. The Lazee Daizee draw plate will accommodate both sizes of tools. Getting started is easy, but you may make a few mistakes, luckily the drawing down process hides the majority of those mistakes! You will be creating a beautiful weave while watching TV or talking to friends in no time. Multiple strands and sizes of viking knit can be used together to form a larger project. It lends itself to decorative applications such as adding headpins with embellishments and, when not drawn down or utilizing the bigger Lazee Daizee tool, items like pearls and gems can be inserted inside the weave.
Other than the obvious difference in diameter, which Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Wire Weaving Tool is best for me?
Both tools offer different design opportunities. The 1/4" diameter tool with a 6-loop head and size flat surfaces, generates a very flexible and fluid chain that works up fast and creates woven lengths that are great for draping as a necklace alone or with pendants. The largest diameter wire you can use with all 6 loops is a 22 gauge, which will result in about a 3/8" diameter woven tube. This is a nice size for a bracelet, which will still remain flexible unless an inner support such as a wire or plastic tubing is used. The 1/4" tool will also accommodate a 20 gauge wire by reducing the number of loops used and can be very effective as a bail when used over a smaller woven chain.
The larger tool is 1/2” in diameter with 12 loops and 12 sides on the surface. Due to the increased number of loops on the head, you can be more creative and versatile with the number of loops used as well as accommodating larger gauges of wire more easily. Weave on this tool can be reduced to 3/8” and 1/4” diameter, depending on the gauge of wire and number of loops used, however the weave is very stiff and does not drape well.
Note: Not intended for children 12 or under. Small parts may be harmful to children or animals if swallowed.