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This is interesting, I don't agree with all of their conclusions (I can't figure out how the paired brooches were worn), and I do wish they had updated the PDF after the competition with photos of the finished pieces, but it's great to see people trying different things. :)

The Oseberg Cart Woman - C.E. 800
http://www.expo-conv-svcs.com/Pennsic40/OsebergCartWomanFinal.pdf

Also, here is an English summary on the Skjoldehamn find:
http://www.expo-conv-svcs.com/Pennsic40/SkjoldehamnClassHandout.pdf
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The official English translation of "The Skjoldehamn Find in the Light of New Knowledge" is available as a downloadable .pdf at http://www.ceilingpress.com Dan Halvard Løvlid has checked it for errors and approved the translation.

The full thesis translation is finished, is being checked for errors now, and will be available soon.

Enjoy!

Gwynnyd
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Ok... I might have figured out clockwise/anticlockwise whipcording. It depends on the starting position of the threads more so than the way the threads are passed (as long as it stays in the same pattern once you start, otherwise the threads twist on themselves instead of interlock.)

I'm on shaped (ie. dial-up speed) internet, so no photos. You'll have to imagine.
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I'm still reading (slooowly) Løvlid's thesis, and have made it to page 48 where he talks about the little strings that were attached to the hood.

The pattern is a clockwise spiral, so he found a four strand plait pattern that turned clockwise, too. (This is perfectly understandable, he's not exactly going to pull apart the braid itself to check.)
That favourite of Norse enthusiasts, whipcording, seems to only produce spiral patterns that are anti-clockwise.*

How cool is that?

*Unless someone knows how to make a clockwise whipcord. My little test pieces look the same from the outside.
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Via the ever-amazing Katrin Kania, here is Dan Halvard Løvlid's thesis:

Nye tanker om Skjoldehamnfunnet [New Thoughts on the Skjoldehamn Find] Universitetet i Bergen (2009).
http://www.lofotr.no/pdf/Skjoldhamnfunnet/Nye%20tanker%20om%20Skjoldehamnfunnet.pdf

and an article comparing the Skjoldehamn find, and traditional Saami dress:
Skjoldehamnfunnet i lys av ny kunnskap [The Skjoldehamn Find in Light of New Knowledge]
http://www.lofotr.no/pdf/Skjoldhamnfunnet/Skjoldehamnfunnet%20i%20lys%20av%20ny%20kunnskap.pdf

It's all very exciting. Right now I'm distracted by clear colour photos, especially that amazing belt.
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Andøy Historielag has posted more about the Skjoldehamn find!
The costume from Skjoldehamn on Andøya - the context, research history and reconstruction.
By Lars Erik Narmo, archaeologist and research manager at Lofotr Viking Museum

And from the Lofotr Vikingmuseum:
Norway's Oldest Outfit (in Norwegian, with photos! And more photos of the reconstruction.)
Skjoldehamn outfit 400 years older than expected! Norwegian [PDF].

The dating in the last article hasn't changed that significantly (or, to be more precise this has been known about for a while) except that Narmo is saying mid-11th century, instead of the less-specific carbon dating of 995 - 1029 CE.

If my website falls over from everyone trying to access the single-most popular page there, I apologise. (And this does explain the very large upswing in hits over the past two days.)
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No, I haven't translated any more of Gjessing. (Sorry!)

But Andøy Historielag have updated their webpage again with more colour photos of the outfit!
http://www.andoy.historielag.org/skjoldeforedrag_07.htm
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about the Skjoldehamn hood and under tunic, is now here:
http://www.medieval-baltic.us/skjold.html

Is there anyone I forgot to thank? Anyones' name I misspelled? Anyone who is horribly embarrassed to have been even vaguely involved with anything that has such nasty drawings?

My Hood

Jan. 31st, 2009 07:47 pm
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I forgot I have a webcam, so here are some low-quality images.

[livejournal.com profile] felinophile, I hope you approve of this use of your fabric. :)
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The yellow wool blend is a tabby weave, and it's all French seamed with a lemon yellow silk thread, and when that ran out, a poly-cotton thread. The 'embroidery' along the seams and strings are woollen; the embroidery thread is from Erickr's Homespun, dyed with Azelea, and the string is made from balls and balls of wool from the op-shop, that is also being used as cord-edging on the shirt.

What could be done better
The strings probably need moving further back, and if budget wasn't a concern I'd find some magical twill wool that fulls at the drop of a hat, so I could finish the hems with whipstitching without folding over. I'm very proud of the size of my french seams though!

My hems, with a pen for comparison: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/quokkaqueen/garb/skjoldehamn/Image_00007.jpg
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Have I mentioned how amazingly lucky I am? Katrin has put up her colour photographs of the shirt neckline!

See: http://www.togs-from-bogs.blogspot.com/2009/01/skjoldehamn-neck-flap.html
They're entirely hers, so respect copyright and don't take her credit. (Not that I'm thinking anyone here would.)
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The webmaster has put up more photographs of the tunic. Takk takk! Thank-you very much!
http://www.andoy.historielag.org/skjoldeforedrag_07.htm
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A photo of the undertunics' neckline is up here:
http://www.andoy.historielag.org/skjoldeforedrag_07.htm

What *is* that little round thing on the left-hand side of the neck flap? It looks more like a bead than a shanked button.
Any thoughts?
(Because all I can think involves the horrors of unpicking stitches because I put the button on the right-hand side.)

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