Clearly, I need to get out more.
There were lots and lots of wonderful entries at this year's Kingdom of Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Fair. They call it a Fair now, and not a Competition like they used to do, but there's still a large element of competition in the air. I certainly felt it.
The interesting thing is that after a full day of talking about my entries, and some lovely compliments on my weaving - I actually feel like finishing the piece that has been languishing on the loom for the past year.
Anyway, without further ado then, my entries:
Naalbinded socks. Naalbinding = Viking Era handcraft, similiar to knitting and crocheting, both of which were invented several centuries later.
Indigo dyed, combed and handspun from the fleece, skein of yarn.
This weaving, is a 2/2 twill, in progress....
....on this warp-weighted loom.
And some of these beads. They're made with modern lampwork techniques but they are very similiar in shape, size and design to Norse Viking-Era beads.
I also want to start making beads again. It's been awhile.