Location: Barony of Darkwater. Trimaris
Category/Level: Historically Focused/Intermediate
About Lynn: I have been in the SCA about 15 years and sewing for about 60. I constantly add to my skills with each new project. On this one I will be learning or improving on weaving, tablet weaving, embroidery, glass beads, metal work, and wood carving. Each new skill is challenging.
Their Project: Viking based garb with accessories based on my interpretation of historical finds. 9th century. Under shift, apron, head ware, Hedeby bag, and apron adornments.
Their final thoughts on their C3 experience:
Loved doing this.. Seriously reinforced the skills I already had and improved ones I am just starting in.
This is a 9-10th century Viking Chemise. Hand sewn using linen and silk thread with seams encased to prevent fraying There are several modifications of the standard early tunic pattern. I did modify this to decrease the should width or it would have hung down to almost my elbows. I have found other modificatiions that accomplish this and would loke to try those next time.
9-10th century Viking dress tunic This would have belonged to a wealthier lady due to the colors used and the amount of embroidery. Again would like to try another modification of the pattern next go around..I was extremely pleased at the fit and how this one turned out.. Next step…Weaving the linen and hand dying it.
9 to10th century Viking apron and cover.. Would have belonged to a wealthier woman due to color and amount of embroidery..I put lot of thought into making this layer . On seam treatments and choice of embroidery patterns and tablet weaves. I am completely pleased with how this turned out.. If I didnot live in Florida would have loved to embroider and make an outer cape or cloat for next project.
I completed a Hedeby bag as an accessory for my Viking outfit. I cut out the handles using finds from Birka for inspiration. I then carved the wood handles with a design found on a sword scabbard in Valsgarde, Sweden. I wove a 2/2 wool twill on a 3 heddle loom for the body of the bag. Next I wove a wool tablet weave in missed hole technique from 10th century Birka for the shoulder strap and trim for the bag. This Hedeby is Viking in origin. Used for wide period around the tenth century by all classes. This was the first time I have done wood carving so that was a little painstakingly done. The weaving I have done a couple of times and still hope to improve my skills.
Additional Viking accessories. Viking woman wore their wealth so even more accessories could be added. I made lampwork glass beads using period designs to add to the front of the apron..I also made a leather flask hand tooled with a heraldic dragon..