A crafty dictionary

Very often there are words, expressions and technical terms connected to crafts that can be hard to understand and hard to explain. I wish I learned some of these expressions when I started doing sewing.I therefore decided to make a little dictionary with some of the words and technical terms that we use often in …

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December 20th – Berlokk

As I've been saying before, throughout human history, we have enjoyed dressing up and wearing beautiful things. Such items were not necessarily just beautiful to look at, they also said something about the status and rank of the person wearing them. Fine objects could also be used for trading, and to make powerful alliances.During the …

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December 8th – Seam smoothers and linen smoothers

Christmas is getting closer by the minute it feels like, and it is time to tidy, clean, change the bed linens, polish silver and brass and iron all the table cloths. I remember when I was a child, my mother would hurry around, making everything perfect for Christmas. As she would iron the table cloths …

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December 4th – Barbromesse and spinning yarn before Christmas

Today is 4th of December and according to the Norwegian primstav that means Barbromesse. A primstav is an old type of calendar used in Norway and Denmark during the Medieval period and until the 19th century. These calendars were usually made of wood and had a flat, rectangular shape – like a plank or a …

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The ruins of Sunne church and defense tower, Orreviken, Sweden

As we drove home from the mid winter blot and the viking winter games this year, we drove past a ruin that I have been wanting to stop by and have a closer look at for many years. This time we were finally able to. I always believed that this ruin used to be a …

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Vendeltidsdagarna at Uppåkra, 2019

Last summer me and Christofer traveled back to Lund and Uppåkra to revisit the amazing event called Vendeltidsdagarna at Uppåkra Arkeologiska Center outside Lund in Sweden. Uppåkra was a very important place during the Vendel period and a lot of archaeological artifacts have been found at the site.I hope these series of post from previous …

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Vendeltidsdagarna at Uppåkra, 2018

So, this is a bit of a throwback, but as I am going through a lot of my pictures these days, I realized I never posted pictures from Vendeltidsdagarna at Uppåkra, not from either of the years I've been there.I hope my series of post from previous markets and events can help you find some …

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Where do I buy my beautiful textiles?

I get a lot of questions all the time on where to buy good quality fabrics for historical garments. I really appreciate you asking me this because that means you like my fabrics and you see me as an experienced textile shopper! Because I like answering your questions, I decided to make a list for …

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Preparations before making your garments

This is a general introduction on how to make your historical garments. I decided to make this post instead of writing the same thing in each "how to" post, making it easier for you to get to the information you want.So, before you start cutting away into your fabric, I recommend that you have a …

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What to think about when making historical clothing

Lately I have received a lot of questions regarding how to make different historical clothes, if I can make viking clothes for people and if I can show people how to make clothes. Earlier I actually made clothes for people, but as it is a lot of work, I stopped doing this last year. Instead …

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Borre viking market, July 2018

Greetings!I got the post market blues and therefore looking through pictures. A great way to try to cure it is of course to look at, edit and post pictures from markets. This does not really make it better. A lot of great moments and memories remains in the heart and in the head tho. Thank you …

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Leikvin viking market, May 2018

Hi! This summer's market season is sadly over for now. Now, as I have finally looked through all the pictures from this summer, I miss all of my friends and the atmosphere so much. Here are some of the pictures from Leikvin viking market in Sunndal. Can't wait to return again next year. The guys …

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Viking market at Gunnes gård, September 2016

Hello everyone!It has been ages since my last update... again. Just too long and I'm so sorry about that. After we moved to an new apartment I haven't really had access to a computer. Therefore it has been hard editing and making these posts for you. Now I have had some days off and some motivation to make new posts, …

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Râsnov, Romania 2015

I over ett år har Trondheim vikinglag jobbet med ett EØS-prosjekt i samarbeid med en annen reenactment-gruppe fra Romania. Siste del av dette prosjektet ble gjennomført nå i august, da omkring 40 vikinger fra Norge, Sverige, Danmark, England, Tsjekkia, Amerika og Australia dro sammen til en liten by kalt Râșnov i Transylvania, Romania. For en tur, for en …

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Haithabu vikingmarked, 2015

Jeg har vært i Haithabu!Det var helt uvirkelig å kjøre gjennom ringmuren, og se landskapet som i vikingtiden utgjorde en av de aller største og viktigste byene i Norden i vikingtid. Haithabu, eller Hedeby, lå helt syd i vikingtidens Danmark, og byen regnes som den eldste danske byen (selv om den i dag ligger utenfor …

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Linpose med broderi

Det har gått en stund siden forrige post, men det betyr ikke at det ikke har skjedd noe på denne fronten. Linpose med broderiI sommer laget jeg en linpose som jeg broderte med et lite og enkelt broderi. Jeg valgte å brodere inn en teksten "Tonje gerði mik, Årolilja á mik" eller "Tonje lagde meg, …

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