Textile design  Bracciali geometrici in treccia a sezione quadrata (Geometrical bracelets, square braid), 2009

Felt roving
Eight-strand square braid and one-strand lucet braid

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The four bracelets: when stacked, you can't tell which was made with which technique
On the left two eight-end bracelets, on the right two lucet ones
The bracelet is secured by threading the ends into the initial lark's knot and pulling them
Making the lucet bracelet (the one shown here uses one strand only)

Though the two bracelets were made using two completely different techniques, the result is interestingly identical: one straight square braid element subsequently joined at the ends. The first structure is an eight-strand hand-braided braid, the second consists of one element hooked on to itself by means of a special little tool called lucet. I found the square section unusual and I decided to enhance its look by using a thick felt yarn. After making the bracelets I realized that I myself couldn’t tell the two types apart unless I had a look at the joins.