Do you want to look like a viking?
This is exactly what I want to help you with. The idea behind this site is to provide you with more information and help you with creating a Viking age outfit that is as real as possible, based on your desires and possibilities.
I also have a webshop with my patterns, fabric, yarn and haberdashery that you need for creating a viking age outfit. You can reach it via the Shop button in the menu.
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My name is Susanna Broomé and I am the one who runs Viking Age Clothing. I am a reenactor since many years and I have sold my patterns since 1995. They have evolved a lot since then and there is always more to learn. I love to dig deep into the archaeological literature and to study small fragments to unfold their secrets about how people looked and lived long ago. I also love to share my knowledge, to write and to teach. And I love textile handicrafts, to build beautiful objects from threads and fabrics with my hands.
I must admit that I am in no way an experienced weaver, so this was a challenge for me. I decided to weave the test weaves on a warp-weighted loom, both because the original probably was woven on one, and…
This post describes the rest of the theoretical analysis of the piled weave from Valsgärde 6. I started writing it just after vacation, but the whole autumn has been chaos so I was never able to finish it. Right before…
The website is now updated with the new booklet about Cords and Braids and the new issue of Nalbinding from Finds which now also includes the Oslo mitten.
Vacation has started, and time for the real analysis. I started with analysing the ground weave. To be able to reconstruct the weave I need to know the weave type, which is warp and which is weft, the densities, types…