Saturday, September 26, 2015

Needle binding

So yesterday, I went to a friend's place for a lesson in needle binding, the viking equivalent of knitting or crocheting. I have always loved the way it looked, but it also looked super difficult. However, once I got started, it really isn't that hard.
I made a cylinder at first as a test, and now I just finished my first sock and am very excited! I am very pleased with it as a first try, and I am sure it will only improved from here on. The stitches are York-style.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Ewensir, costumes from long ago

This dress was made in 2013 for a scenario called "Ewensir". I never posted the pictures, because I didn't think they were good enough, but I the dress is too big now, so I will never get to take better pics.

So enjoy as best you can ;)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Battle of the Suitors, part 2

For the Battle of the Suitors, I did not only make embroideries on my own costume, so here are a few more pictures of my handiwork.

I made a wyrm, an Odin's Mask, and the Valknut; symbol of the Norse Gods. I did not make the costume, only the embroidery :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bejlernes Kamp - Battle of the Suitors

So this weekend I went to Bejlernes Kamp (Battle of the Suitors) on Zealand. The theme was viking, and since I never made Viking costumes before, I was somewhat at a loss.
However, with some help, I did come up with two outfits.
The fist, a lilac apron wool dress with home made embroidered ribbons, and a huge embroidery of Ask Ygdrasil, where the roots turn into Mjölner. To go with it, a grey linen dress with detail embroidery by the neck and sleeves.
The second, a pair of traditional Viking pants, made from wool we raided in Scotland! And with it, I wore a white shirt form Romania and sometimes a home made wool sweater.

All of this was of course accompanied by a large quantity appropriate jewellery, a large belt and a proper shield maiden hair do. Enjoy, I know I did :)

Photos by: Ida Mary Walker Larsen

My fiancé took a photo as well, where the embroidery shows a bit more: