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Blinging up the viking

As I maybe said before I’m developing my viking garb! I recently finished my Sköldhamns hood, which I’m going to show you sometime and I bought some wool in Visby to do a Eura dress! I’m going to do that. Later.

But when we recently bought some linen I also added some dark blue wool to make an apron/fronth cloth for my apron dress. I think a separate apron is a good why to dress up or down your Viking garb. With a beautiful fabric and/or maybe some trim or embroidery, you can make a pretty piece to add to your base garb to make it into a fancier court garb or other occasions when you want to look your best! Other times when you want to work or maybe do some cooking a simple separate linen apron can keep your garb from getting destroyed and you can easily wash it afterwards.

apron

(Pictures from my Pinterest)

But how do I want it to look? The lower left picture made me decide on a dark blue. But how long and how wide do I want to make it? Some have very short ones, others ends before the dress hem under and some ends below the dress hem. I think the long length, as in the lower middle picture, is the prettiest. But I want it to start higher up in the top, evenly with the apron dress, as the dark blue one.
As for the width I think the model that ends under the brooches is the best, that doesn’t sticks out at the sides. And there between the brooches I’m going to add some trims that I have at home, made with tablet weaving, in wool.

So when I’ve put it together, I’ll show it to you!

If you want to read more about Viking female clothing and finds go to this page.

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More eduation for the people

So, I have some tips for you interested in the 16th century! This is one of my focus periods and I also have a lot of friends who enjoys big hats, huge bottoms and mayor bling (”Major Bling!”). And of course I want you guys to take part of all the goodness as well!

zander-textiler-hausrat

For all of you there is, free and available for downloading, a book about german 16th century clothing that has been really hard to get now! It’s about clothing and house textiles in Nürnberg, Germany 1500-1650. It’s in german, but full of pretty pictures!

tudor

And for all of you Swedish followers, or those who can travel to Sweden for this marvelous occasion , there is the Tudor tailors! The writers of the book Jane Malcom-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila is going to Uppsala, Sweden and is giving lectures and workshops for a whole weekend. 4-6 march 2016, a weekend of ruffs, fabrics, mingling and renaissance food! I’m not sure if I will be able to attend it, but I really think it’s a wicked opportunity for all of us.

The event is in english but the facebook page is in swedish, but that’s what Google translate is for!

Get more information here!

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