It is slightly reminiscent of French knitting (or i-cord) but the braid is square in cross-section. I found it tricky to get an even braid - whenever I stopped for a while, the next few stitches were noticeably irregular. But after a while you get into a rhythm and then the braid grows quite fast. Interesting - not sure when I'll find a use for a square braid, but it's nice to learn such an old craft.
Before the meeting I went to the Steel and Light exhibition at Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery (running until November 3rd). The exhibition is about the work of David Mellor who grew up in Sheffield and designed cutlery, metalwork, traffic lights, street furniture, etc. I am especially interested in the cutlery designs, because I have had a set of David Mellor cutlery since before we were married (and before that it belonged to my sister). We eat with it every day - it is really good to use, very simple and functional.
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