Holger Arbman - Birka I (early medieval vikings from Birka - scandinavia) Book cataloging archeological finds

Holger Arbman - Birka I (early medieval vikings from Birka - scandinavia) Book cataloging archeological finds

Figurines and picture stones - drawing by Bau

Figurines and picture stones - drawing by Bau future embroidery for Tunics and apron dresses viking coat

Viking silver beads from Tolsta/Torsta; Häsingtuna, Hälsingland, Sweden. (Historiska Museet)

Ancient silver beads from Hälsingland, Sweden worn by Vikings.

More very exotic-looking spiral decorated textiles from the Oseberg ship burial. Museum : Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO. MuseumNo : O1904_tekstil. InventoryNo : CfO0684.

More very exotic-looking woven spiral decorated textiles from the Oseberg ship burial.

Nest Rubio recipe for cool dyeing with madder root, a card showing the deepening color in 15 individual swatches of natural white wool immersed for increasing periods from half an hour to eight days ...

Such a good idea - Nest Rubio recipe for cool dyeing with madder root, a card showing the deepening color in 15 individual swatches of natural white wool immersed for increasing periods from half an hour to eight days .

Image of artefact

Reconstruction of silk embroidery. Watercolour by unknown artist, possibly Tone Strings. Reproduction of original drawings made ​​during excavations in At Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO.

Dyeing with walnut shells

Lavendelblau: Dying with walnut shells - incredible color gradation. Wonder how dye fast it is?

Please read this about apron dress construction and decoration: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html

Dress by "Tanya"; it appears to be an open-fronted apron dress with tablet-woven trim around all edges.

Tillerman Beads

Birka - Viking, lampwork beads by Mike Poole in the UK. Always interesting to see how other lampworkers are earning their living

This is why my viking underdress is pleated- people keep asking me. Pleated linen fragment (neckline of a serk) from the Pskov grave

(not Birka, Pskov) This is why my viking underdress is pleated- people keep asking me. Pleated linen fragment (neckline of a serk) from the Pskov grave

Anglo-Saxon textile display West Stowe. Photo courtesy of Wulfheodenas

Photo courtesy of Wulfheodenas. No, these aren't Viking textiles but the color range would have been similar, which is why this photograph is included here.

Two seeress’s magic staffs. The shorter one is from the Gävle area of Sweden and the longer from a grave at Fuldby, near Ringsted in Denmark. Photo credit - National Museum of Denmark  (These look like distaffs to me....)

Two seeress’s magic staffs. The shorter one is from the Gävle area of Sweden and the longer from a grave at Fuldby, near Ringsted in Denmark. Photo credit - National Museum of Denmark (These look like distaffs to me.

Deb McClintock, Texas; gorgeous lichen dyed yarns

deb’s dyepot- Deb McClintock always has fun with her dyepots. Here are some results from lichens.

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