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.

 

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Whats new?

So… Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve has past.
I started Christmas by posting a competition – nobody answered? Hopefully somebody does next time.

But what have I been up to? Not so much in the creative zone. I made my little sister a shopping bag for Christmas. Otherwise have I been studding and working.

Tonight I actually did the first hobby related stuff, for a month! A pair of wrist warmers made by me in the Nordic nålebindings technique.

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