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Keeping alive Nålebinding ancient wool craft. Also the creation of quality wool clothing, hand stitched and created with an eye for detail. Artist and Dark age re-enactor passionate about ancient sheep breeds and the techniques of Nålebinding. With a single bone needle you can travel back in time to a ancient craft creating warm clothing items. Alternatively you can create modem fun funky items giving life to creative art with a magical bone needle. A famous piece of nålbinding is the 'Coppergate sock' found during an excavation of the Coppergate area of York. A clear Viking influence in the textiles was found in the finds in this area. This was a wool sock that had been created using a technique never before recorded in England. The sock was slipper-like in style and would have covered the whole foot. Nålbinding was used in some regions of Northern Europe until the 1950s, when it most likely declined because of the changes in the textile industry and almost disappeared. It later gained renewed interest among many textile historians, archaeologists, craftsmen and re-enactors, so that it is today an exciting handicraft born again tradition

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As lover of wool, I am passionate about supporting ancient sheep breeds. I use 100 % wool from Soay, Shetland, Welsh Mountain, Jacob, Iceland and Hebridean sheep with a single bone needle an ancient technique called Nalbinding. Trading Viking https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Draicraeft?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Viking hood Skjoldehamn Hood

Viking hood Skjoldehamn Hood 100% wool & linen ready to ship Viking Norse, Reenactment.

~ Skjoldehamn hood ~
Hood all hand stitched

The outer wool High Quality 100% wool Donegal herringbone.
The inner quality linen. Over stitching with hand spun Shetland wool.

The hood is stitched with quality flax thread

Size hood area is 16 inch wide flat head area.
14 inch high the head opening flat.
Top to bottom hood 25 inch flat
This will fit adult
The cloak on the photos is available on site 🐾🐑

This hood is based on findings from Skjoldehamn in Norway.
In 19305 a body was discovered in a bog near Skjoldehamn (Skjold harbour) on the Norwegian island of Andøya. The find included a complete costume consisting of a shirt, a kirtle, shirt, belt, trousers, ankle-wrappings, socks, shoes and a hood.

The pattern is suitable for Viking re-enactors and other re-enactors of Early Middle Ages.