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Cathy Raymond
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Just a lawyer, nothing to see here either....
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New Project--Skoldehamn Socks!
One of the patterns in Susanna Broome's booklet is a pattern for cut-and-sewn socks like the ones that are part of the Skoldehamn find.  Though the experts still debate whether the Skoldehamn find is Viking or Sami, the socks are a practical item in a style...
New Project--Skoldehamn Socks!
New Project--Skoldehamn Socks!
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Materials for the "Catskin" Mittens
Here are the materials I am going to use for the "catskin" mittens for my völva costume. A photograph showing both the leather I am going to use as the "outside" and the white faux fur for the "inside" appears to the right. In Margrethe Hald's book, Primit...
Materials for the "Catskin" Mittens
Materials for the "Catskin" Mittens
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A Sigtuna Bag
I have found a photograph of the wooden frame that inspired the frames on my Viking bag. The photograph belongs to Tomáš Vlasatý. Tomáš runs a website called  Projekt Forlog , which features articles, mostly in Czech but sometimes in English, about various...
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A Tiny Epiphany
I had a tiny epiphany last week. I saw a YouTube video about handspinning--(not sure if it was the same video I'm attaching to this post) and I realized something that hadn't occurred to me before. A hand spindle is nothing more than a shaped stick--typical...
A Tiny Epiphany
A Tiny Epiphany
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Stone Age Bread
This seems to be a month for discoveries relating to Stone Age food. This article from The Independent, a British newspaper, reports on an archaeological find from Jordan that goes back approximately 14,000 years, to the Upper Paleolithic period of the Ston...
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The Iceman's Last Meal
Replicas of the items of clothing worn by Ötzi the Iceman, made for the documentary film Der Ötztal-Mann und  seine Welt , Naturhistorisches Museum Wien.  Found on Wikimedia Commons. In this week's Economist, of all places, there's a report about a recent a...
The Iceman's Last Meal
The Iceman's Last Meal
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Not a Hedeby Bag?
When I bought the wooden frames I used in my Viking period bag, I assumed that the maker was correct in attributing them to a Hedeby, Denmark, find.  I made this assumption because the shape is similar to frames shown in photographs of finds from the harbor...
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New Project--The Volva's Mittens
Because I'm still more likely to complete a shorter project rather than a long one, I have been thinking about another short project to start working on since completing my Hedeby bag a few days ago.   It occurred to me that a good project might be to make ...
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All About Toasters
This past weekend, our toaster, a two-slice mostly plaster Krups model that cost about $60 when new, finally developed a kink in its internal mechanism that my husband, Eric, could no longer fix. So we went shopping for a new toaster, and learned that a lot...
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A Viking Wood Frame Bag
The completed bag. Though I didn't manage to finish my Hedeby bag in April, I have finished it at last!  See the photographs accompanying this post. I very nearly made the seam allowances for the lining bag too narrow.  The problem with doing that is that s...
A Viking Wood Frame Bag
A Viking Wood Frame Bag
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