Monday, November 27, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway : Lazee Daizee's Outer Limits - Viking Knit and Beyond

By on Monday, November 27, 2017 43 Comments

I love my Lazee Daizee tools because they make Viking Knit so much easier. No more wooden dowels and awkward wire clovers!  But Stephanie Eddy (inventor) and her husband, Michael Eddy have shown there is a lot more one can do with the technique.


I reviewed their previous book, the Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit which covers both introductory and more advanced techniques such as the double and triple Viking Knit and working with more than 1 wire.  But their second book/booklet, Lazee Daizee's Outer Limits - Viking Knit and Beyond takes the technique even further.  I did not think it was possible but clearly, the Eddys have experimented and explored a great deal.

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This 60 page book covers new techniques as well as projects.  Viking Knit can be made into flat panels, channels and worked in a free form manner i.e. without the tools, to make bezels or sculptural pieces.

There were several pages on how to add beads to Viking Knit. Beads do help add color to this wire technique.  Note that this type of wire and bead work cannot be taken through the drawplate!

I was intrigued to find that a Viking Knit weave can even be split into two parts and merged again. This will certainly allow for all sorts of creative ideas.


I was surprised to learn that you can work with 16 - 20 G wire.  Working with such thick wire, even dead soft wire, would be challenging. So there are a number of tips in the book.  One recommendation was to use much longer lengths of wire and thus avoid splicing in more wire. 20-25 feet of wire was suggested for a 16 inch necklace! So while the heavier G wire used for Viking Knit creates work which resembles chain maille, some may well find working with jump rings easier than working with very long lengths of wire.


There are all kinds of ideas and inspirations in the book which range from simpler designs to statement pieces.


There is indeed a lot you can do with the Lazee Daizee!  I am myself still exploring all kinds of ideas.  This design of mine consisted of  a wire wrapped gemstone donut which was wired onto a cord Viking Knit bracelet for a fun mixed media style. I used the smaller tool . My tutorials for making leather Viking Knit are in the links below.


End caps, clasp and charms courtesy of Tierracast
20 G copper Parawire 


Giveaway
If you'd like to win this giveaway for a copy of  Lazee Daizee's Outler Limits - Viking Knit and Beyond, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

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This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, December 4, 2017. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great class on Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks for coming! We all had a ball!

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  2. Such very beautiful work with Viking knit that's made me realise it can be used in more ways than I had previously been aware of! Would love to win it. I can be contacted via retro-grrl@hotmail.com and I'm a blog follower, subscriber and facebook fan.

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  3. Would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  4. Would love to learn this new technique. Thanks!

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  5. I find I am not very imaginative with Viking Knit. I will definitely try to bezel cabochons. I could sure use a boost of inspiration with this technique. Thank you so much for posting these ideas.

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  6. Wow, I have the Lazee Daizee tool. I would love to have this book to learn how to make more. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Swillert@new.rr.com

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  7. So many great projects ! well, I am a follower , and I am happy to take part ..

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  8. Love, love love my Lazzee Daizee and would LOVE to have this book to take things to another level!!
    Denise Kunz
    PS LOVE your emails! Been following for years!
    demontwostep@live.ca

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  9. Looks like a very cool book! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Maureen

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  10. I just saw an online tutorial on Viking knit and they used a lazee daiee. I'd love to see what else you can use it for. Hope you pick me! Thank you!

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  11. This would be great to win to learn a new technique, karlynr@gmail.com, I'm a follower, thanks!

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  12. I have really wanted to try Viking Knit, so this would be great. I'm also a blog subscriber. elvetter01 @ gmail.com

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  13. Hi Pearl, what an exciting book to win. I would love this book to come down under to New Zealand - thanks heaps for your inspiration - jill Norman - beadbugs@ihug.co.nz

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  14. Hi Pearl, I love to learn all aspects of Jewelry making, this would be great to win.Love from Australia.

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  15. I do viking knit now with the petals and knitting needle. Would love to learn new techniques.

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  16. oooo ,,, I would love to win this fabulous prize. I've tried this technique but I definitely need some help!
    melmc1031@hotmail.com

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  17. I would love to expand my knowledge in Viking knit. Always looking for new points of view. ty for the chance H Rose Drummond blog follower at auravisionrose@peoplepc.com

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  18. Gorgeous stuff!! viaFB

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  19. I'm absolutely stunned by all the possibilities shown here Pearl!

    I had no idea that there was so much more to Viking knit than just the tube with some beads. All it takes is someone who has the desire to explore the possibilities to be able to lead the rest of us skipping down their path of discovery with wide eyes and glee!

    I'm eager to have a go at this! Chuck my name in there and I'll give Lady Luck a spin...

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  20. Love Viking Knit! I accidentally bought the first book twice, thinking I was getting the 2nd book the 2nd time, but I shared the wealth & gave it to a friend last week. Would love to win the 2nd book! My email address is jmdice01@yahoo.com

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  21. I’m intrigued! Love your design as well! I’m a subscriber and a FB fan. Thanks!
    Katrina@katrinapeebles.com

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  22. I just bought the Lazee Daizee tools for viking knit. I would love to win the book, it looks like it has some interesting and fun ideas beyond the basics. And I am just starting in with this craft.

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  23. Viking weaving opens up a whole new world to inspiration craft and jewellery making .

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  24. Wow, I'm a subscriber and I'd love to win this book. I've been using Viking Knit for chains for just over a year now and my work has been steadily getting neater but I had no idea that it could be used in so many ways. This looks brilliant.

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  25. Stunned, again, at the beauty and versatility of the Eddy's mastery of Vicking knit. Been a fan since attending a class at JTV years ago. Soon as I recover from hip surgery I hope to jump start back in and also try the leather VK. A co-attendee has also gotten into that and loves it. Contact info: dtarkir@hotmail.com Thanks Stephanie for remembering me. I look forward to using again the tools, end caps, etc. Love and Blessings your way comes! Dianne Dalby

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  26. These books look great. I haven't done Viking knit for a long time, so I must get back into it!

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  27. Ooohhh....I'd be interested on seeing what this new book has to offer. I always enjoy the projects I make with my smaller Lazee Daizee. Count me in! vanishingpearl@gmail.com

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.
    Sue : )
    DoinWire at gmail dot com

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  29. I am a hand weaver, not a knitter!! But the beautiful things you create from just plain wire are amazing!! Your first book inspired me to try Viking Knitting! I know your second book would get me exploring all kinds of new ways to work with wire and beads! Love it!

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  30. I honestly thought I'd never be able to do Viking knit. It looked way to complicated for me, but a friend told me to buy Stephanie's Lazee Daisy tool and I'm so glad I did! So inspired by all that Stephanie has been able to do and show us how to do.

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  31. I am fascinated by Viking knit but haven't tried it yet...

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  32. I get good comments about my Viking knit pieces and am still experimenting with various weaves. This book will expand the possibilities!

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  33. Would love this - gray.helen3@sky.com

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  34. Would love to learn these techniques. amandam@pobox.com

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win, Pearl :)

    victoria_farrell at hotmail.com

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  36. Fantastic work. I'm sharing this with a colleague who does a lot with wire. I'll bet she'll be intereted as well.

    Cheers from England,
    Suella

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  37. Done some viking knit in the past, would love to learn more techniques!

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  38. I love viking knit, but haven't done much of it. Thanks for the chance to get serious!
    Deborah Collyar, Creations@collyar.net

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  39. I have done a little of the viking knit with wire and tried leather. This book would ertainly help me to make many interesting pieces of jewelry. Love all the different designs..

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  40. I would love to win this to learn how to do it thanks for the chance!
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  41. I'm a subscriber and follower
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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