Thought for Tuesday: Who doesn't need their own Coat of Arms? Beginner's Guide to Understanding a Coat of Arms Infographic

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding a Coat of Arms. This is a visual guide to deciphering and understanding your family's coat of arms. It breaks down the elements and explains the variations and differences associated with the different choices.

Some Facts About the Middle Ages Most People Don't Know Part 2

Some Facts About the Middle Ages Most People Don't Know Part 2

Finnish garb -  Link goes to pdf of "VIKING AGE FINLAND. Study and Recreation of the Eura Dress" by Oonagh Bhan from Kingdom of the West

This is from an amazing research paper on woman's clothing in Viking Age Finland.

Gloves Tutorial: Part I, Making a Pattern by Eightohsixtythird.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Gloves Tutorial: Part I, Making a Pattern by ~Eightohsixtythird on deviantART (Gloves that might actually fit me?

know your vegvisir :)

Know your Vegvisirs. I was drawing these, wondered why the different versions around the place. Nobody can figure out what Björks tattoo actually is, a Galdrabók one roughly done most likely vegvisir symbol

Anglo-Scandinavian Staeppescoh or Slipper  "Type 1"  (10th-11th Centuries) The typology is based on that used by Carlisle, although any errors in the interpretation here are likely to be mine. This one-piece-shoe from Jorvik generally resembles to the Lembecksburg Fohr Slipper.    This is a turnshoe. There is no upper binding stitch, except perhaps at the instep.    Sewing is most generally done with a 1 mm, or so, "thread" of leather lacing. by amie

Anglo-Scandinavian Staeppescoh or Slipper "Type Centuries) The typology is based on that used by Carlisle, although any errors in the interpretation here are likely to be mine. This one-piece-shoe from Jorvik generally resembles to the Lemb

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