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Distaff with flax

Distaff with flax

Flax fibres on a distaff

Warp-weighted weaving and flax processing, Part 2

Whalebone weaving swords, left is from Stokke, Vestvagoy, Nordland, 10th century; right is from Sande, Hadgel, Nordland

Whalebone weaving swords, left is from Stokke, Vestvagoy, Nordland,

From Flax to Linen: Experiments with flax at Ribe Viking Centre - Medievalists.net

The archaeological record shows that linen was an important part of Viking Age clothing. Linen cloth developed gradually from being virtually nonexistent in Scandinavia at the start of the first millennium AD,

"Cardboard Box Looms: DIY Weaving"  I was just talking to my mom about wanting to learn how to weave like this and wishing I had a loom!

How to make "Cardboard Box Looms: DIY Weaving" I was just talking to my mom about wanting to learn how to weave like this and wishing I had a loom!

Textile fragment from Pskov, part of an apron-dress/sarafan

Textile fragment from Pskov, part of an apron-dress/sarafan

Card Weaving Loom Instructions how to set up a simple loom with g clamps, a pencil and a chair. Links to patterns

Card Weaving Loom Instructions how to set up a simple loom with g clamps, a pencil and a chair. Links to patterns- I can also see this on just a maybe 2 ft. board with a second drawer handle on the end.

Sweet Leaf Notebook: Washing Wool--Fresh off the Sheep

A few months ago, I promised to post what I did with all that raw fiber I purchased at the WI Spin-In last fall. Why bother washing and pr.

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