Monthly Archives: January 2013

Naalbinding projects gallery

January 7, 2013
My second project was a pair of socks for myself in Lopi 100% wool singles.

Several years ago, a friend taught me to naalbind using what is commonly known as the mammen stitch.  Naalbinding is an ancient needle looping technique that predates knitting for string manipulation.  It was used in the Viking age, but also dates to ancient Egypt, I believe.

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Patterned gauze weave – progress post

January 6, 2013
The patterned gauze weave sample on the loom.

I have been able to do a little weaving on the patterned gauze weave sample currently on my rigid heddle loom.

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Trouser inventory from Moshchevaya Balka

January 5, 2013
Construction pattern for Moshchevaya Balka trousers. Image © 1996 Editio Maris. Used for educational purposes only and without permission.

2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. [1] Footnotes    (↵ returns to text) 2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. {{1}}↵

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Trousers from Moshchevaya Balka

January 4, 2013
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This is part 1. Some time ago, I posted a gallery of photos showing my interpretation of Conquest era female Magyar garments. Perhaps you’ll be happy to know that I’m finally getting around to sharing how I reached the conclusions demonstrated in those garments.

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SCA Encampment Kitchen Additions – Viking Edition

January 2, 2013
I co-opted an A-frame tent from a friend of mine who isn't camping much anymore to use as a kitchen tent.  Here it is set up with the side raised.

My big project for last year’s season was to begin to put together a better encampment kitchen setup.  I made some good progress and expect to continue to work on it this year.  Here is a gallery of photos showing what we were up to.  I hope you enjoy these pictures.  

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Translating books in other languages for research purposes.

January 1, 2013

Many of the best books for research are in languages other than English.  Russia, in particular, has the most amazing archaeological books.  Yum!  Most of the ones on topics of interest to me are in Hungarian, Russian, German, or Danish.  Since I speak none of those languages, translation is necessary. Currently, I am working on translating the clothing section of Die Gräber der Moščevaja Balka by Anna A. Ierusalimskaja into English.  I thought you might be interested in…

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