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Based on chemical analyses of actual wool textiles, the following plants were more or less certainly used to dye wool textiles of the Viking Age. Colors, Dyestuffs, and Mordants of the Viking Age

Maple Caramel Bacon Crack

Stem stitch is an easy & beautiful embroidery stitch. You can use it for lines or for filling, and you can even shade with it. To improve you stem stitch, check out these 12 articles with tips and instructions on how to work the stem stitch, how to shade and fill with it, how to make sharp corners with it, and more!

Stem stitch is an easy & beautiful embroidery stitch. You can use it for lines or for filling, and you can even shade with it. To improve you stem stitch, check out these 12 articles with tips and instructions on how to work the stem stitch, how to shade and fill with it, how to make sharp corners with it, and more!

старорусская свита 10-13 век Medieval Russian Svita of the 10-13th C

Tricks and Tips: Easy way to finish off weaving by weaving the weft back into the warp to neatly lock the whole thing in place.

Needlecase with a cover. Bronze; cast. 7.6 cm long. Culture of Ancient Rus. 10th CE. Earthen Settlement (excavations by V. I. Ravdonikas), Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Region, Russia. Source of Entry: Institute of the History of Material Culture, Leningrad (discovered by the Staraya Ladoga expedition). 1959. In the Hermitage Museum.

How to make mini silk screens (to make your own clothing labels or small silk screens) via lilblueboo.com

basic method of naalbinding

Birka silver embroidery interpretation by Ekaterina Savelyeva vk.com/...

Borshchevka-type earrings: 1 - example from Ciechanów II, Poland; 2 - example from Torsta, Sweden. Source: "Byzantium and the Slavs in the Light of Goldsmith’s Production"

Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving by Heather Torgenrud to be released in December, 2014

kitchen ceramic dishes from Russia

The use of vegetation in enamel work for Russian tiaras. Could also use these for embroidery.

French costume article on a 12c servant's dress. Chausses et jarretières

Mosquito Repellants

novgorod slovene temple rings/kolty -bronze, $22

this is a very in depth tutorial on exactly how to dye fibers, especially wools. Was definitely worth the read and the bookmark!