VIKING CLOTHING
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VIKING CLOTHING BOOK

New release for 2010!! The ultimate guide to making your own Viking clothing! Hardback book with 186 pages packed full of colour photographs and hundreds of diagrams and patterns. Also includes full-size patterns for both men's and women's Viking clothes in a variety of sizes.

BKVC1 - Viking clothing book
Price for book + patterns £60, US$, €
Viking clothing book

VIKING CLOTHING

All our Viking clothing is handmade in England from pure natural wool or linen.

Click on an item of clothing for more information.

MEN'S CLOTHING

Men's Viking Costume Viking Headwear
Woolen tunics and natural unbleached linen tunics
Natural unbleached linen trousers



Plant dyed Birka caps and Hedeby hoods Linen Viking tunics Linen Viking trousers

WOMEN'S CLOTHING

Entirely handmade in Sweden all visible seams are hand-stitched using white linen thread.

MMDR1Linen Viking dress. (Belt not included)

 

'Made to order' items will take 4-8 weeks.

£95, US$, €
MMDR2Wool Viking "hangerock" overdress with shoulder straps. (Brooches, overcoat and underdress not included. Brooches are required to fasten the shoulder straps in place). See washing instructions below.

  Not currently available
Wool viking coat and hangerock in dark blue. Also linen underdress, turtle brooches and trefoil brooch.
MMDR3Wool Viking coat. (Brooches, hangerock and underdress not included). See washing instructions below.

  Not currently available.


WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

WOOL

We use only pure untreated wool. (Not "machine washable wool" which is in fact mixed with or coated with plastic and thereby loses the unique insulating properties of wool along with the ability repel dirt, odours and moisture). Pure wool very rarely needs to be washed as it does not retain dirt or odours, hanging on the washing line to air occasionally is usually enough. If you do need to clean it more thouroughly then the best way is to rub it in snow! Next best is to gently hand wash it in cold soapy water. The reason for this is that any heat + movement will cause wool to felt, making the material denser and in the process causing it to shrink, the more times you wash it the more it will shrink until eventually it becomes just a dense mat of felt. This is why there is no such thing as "pre-shrunk" wool!

LINEN

Our linen is pre-washed, pre-shrunk and pre-ironed. It is therefore safe for you to wash it in a washing machine at up to 90 degrees centigrade, but to preserve the fabric for as long as possible we recommend that you keep the temperature down to 40 degrees centigrade as washing it at higher temperatures will slowly desroy the natural "glue" that binds the fibres together.