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nålbound hat by the artful acorn

chorister’s hat

I hadn’t even completed the final stitch on this nålbound hat before one of my daughter’s VCC friends laid claim to it. We couldn’t imagine it looking more perfect on anyone else!  

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olen’s nålbound socks

The Investiture of the next Prince and Princess in our SCA Principality of Tir Righ will take place in two weeks. It takes many hands to create clothing and accessories fit for Royalty, and my contribution was Norse nålbound socks for [. . .]

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nålbound slippers by the artful acorn

sierra’s slippers

I used the Oslo stitch and bulky roving to nålbind these slippers for my daughter. Starting at the toe and working towards the instep, I created a “ladder” to go around the back of the heel. Filling in the back was accomplished by binding 3 into 1 […]

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nålbound slippers

Since learning to nålbind a few months ago, my ambition  has been to create Viking socks to wear with my Norse clothing at SCA events. After a few unsuccessful attempts with two ply knitting yarn (so many little stitches!) I started over with thick wool roving. It was amazing to watch cozy slippers seem to magically appear beneath my needle. After binding […]

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nålbinding needles from denmark

My parents brought these beautiful bone nålbinding needles back from Denmark for me! They were crafted by a retired school teacher named Hans Jørn Madsen. I absolutely love working with these needles, which are smooth and warm to the touch, with just the right shaping. More of Hans’ items can be seen on his website.

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nålbinding 101

That that my latest obsession was practised by the Vikings is appropriate for a couple of reasons. Firstly, my paternal grandfather emigrated from Denmark when he was a young man, so I am one-quarter Danish, and secondly, my children and I dress in Norse garb for my medieval group, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), and we need some appropriate […]

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