HSF #16/2014 – Terminology

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The Challenge: Terminology
What is it? A needlebinded pair of socks
Fabric: 100 % organic wool, from norway – Sandes Garn
Pattern:
 Selfdrafted with inspiration from archaeological finds.
Year:
Viking age and early medieval Scandinavia. 
Notions:
Made with a custom made bone needle.
How historically accurate is it?
 This is very accurate. There is a lot of finds from Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia. If I should make this more accurate I would need to find some hand dyed wool. 
Hours to complete:
 5 hours
First worn: 
Right now! This is the best socks to keep your cold feet warm!
Total cost:
About $10 USD

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How old the history of needlebinding goes back, I am not sure of. But it seems to be a part of the Scandinavian culture a long time before the start of the viking age.

Forsk. nålebundne sokker

I do not know where this picture is from. But i need to share it so you can get an idea of which model I am making, B.
168139This sock was found in Uppsala 1961, but is dated to early medieval time: read more here

Wanna learn more? Here is a german blog, where you can learn most of the basics. I must say I am a fan 🙂

Literature:
Mellegren, Nusse: Nålbinding – The easiest, clearest ever guide, 2008.
Hald, M.: Olddanske tekstiler (Ancient Danish Textiles from bogs and burials), 1950.

 

New blog for non-historical subjects

Button thread and sewing cookies

Foto source

Hi guys!
I’m posting things on this blog, that aren’t historical related. This is going to stop now. Therefore have I made another blog for this. Here I will share my modern (from 50s and up) stuff. DIYs, food, geekery, Etsy shop details and so on.
It will be up running this week.

Hopefully you will join there as well. See you!

Link: gemmested