I love to work with Tenntråd and I love to make viking age posaments. I try to get as close to the appearance of the remnant pieces as I can. But still there was the problem of the material. Tenntråd is lovely to work with, but it is a relativly modern material. The Sami people fabricate it and work with it in their traditional craft, making beautiful embroideries and braided bracelets and necklaces. The material at the Birka burials isn't Tenntråd, though. According to A. Geijer the spiral…
How to Make a Talharpa (Viking Instrument)
How to Make a Talharpa (Viking Instrument): Would you usually be sitting comfortably in your couch, when some savage Viking vibes hit you? Well, it happened to me. After some research about their music, I found out about a thing called 'Talharpa', sometimes also called Taglharpa, Stråkharpa, …
Hand made medieval tudor and stuart leatherwork. I make historically accurate Medieval, Tudor and Stuart leatherwork for re-enactment, museums, theatre and the heritage industry. All my work is made by hand using only the materials and techniques available to the craftsmen of the time. I only use leathers that were commonly available and dye and dress them myself using period recipes. Everything is hand sewn and all the designs are taken from surviving examples or from paintings and prints.