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Using Nalbinding to make wool socks

 
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I recently came across an article on an alternative to traditional knitting. The technique was called nalbinding. Do you know if you could make socks using this method?
 
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Yes, you can!  One of the oldest textile samples we have is a pair of socks from Egypt that were made that way.  

Here's a good place to startNalbinding Socks (tutorial, but it assumes you already know how to do nalbinding).
 
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There are several videos on YouTube, that teach nalbinding, too, for those who need more demonstration. I'm a bigger fan of written instructions myself, lol.
 
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I have not heard of nalbjnding before! Will have to look into this always looking for new ways to use fibers
 
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This whole channel is a course in  Nalbinding, only Donna calls it 'looping'.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkM7E5qxDE4NKcDUei7SIw

 
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Thank you! I have been checking out some of the youtube videos, I crochet and knit so Im sure I can figure this out but so far Im still flabbergasted by it. Made my own nalbinding needle out of a popsicle stick from my craft supplies and gonna keep trying until I get it! Will check out the link now
 
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Jenny Azarola wrote:Thank you! I have been checking out some of the youtube videos, I crochet and knit so Im sure I can figure this out but so far Im still flabbergasted by it. Made my own nalbinding needle out of a popsicle stick from my craft supplies and gonna keep trying until I get it! Will check out the link now


Nice you made your won needle, Jenny! But it is not needed, you can use an ordinary needle for nalbinding, the kind without a sharp point (so a darning needle or an embroidery needle).

Do you know the 'blanket stitch' (or 'point festoon')? That's what Nalbinding is, a lot of those stitches attached to eachother.

 
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Found some photos and made some new photos of things I made in this old technique called nålbinding (nalbinding, naalbinding, or in Dutch naaldbinding).
You can use the stitches around an inlay, or without. Or combine both, as I did here:

Small waste-bin, made using cotton yarn and plant fiber (linden tree bast fiber) inlay, plastic bin inside (used as the template too)


Coosy (a thing to put your drink in to keep it warm or cold), sock yarns, off-white as the main yarn, leftovers in many colours as inlay

And here are three photos of the same small basket, made of rushes (growing in my front yard). First two photos were from when I made it (in 2017), the third is how it looks now. It is hanging next to the front door and I collect nice feathers in it.






 
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