VIKING CLOTHING
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VIKING CLOTHING BOOK

Last few copies left!! 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 Northern Europe 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 Northern Europe, 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.

Size guide:

S: chest 71-80 cm; height ca. 160cm

M: chest 81-90 cm, height ca. 165

L: chest 91-100 cm, height ca. 170

XL: chest 101-110 cm, height ca. 175

XXL: chest 111-120 cm, height ca. 180

£95, US$, €


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.