From Nille Glaesel s Introduction For many years I have worked with textiles, making Viking clothes and shoes I have also tanned leather and worked with a reconstruction of Osebergrevlene for the Viking Museum, Lofotr I am often asked about patterns for the Viking s beautiful garments It is through this work that I have seen the need for a book which makes it easy for anyone to sew their very own Viking costumes, based on the sparse findings that have been gathered and preserved from the Viking period Although the findings are few, they nevertheless give us some clear guidelines for cut, use of materials and techniques My main goal has not been to reconstruct typical garments from this era, but to show the cut of clothing from the Viking Age A.D 780 to 1030 and make it accessible to most people There are many who are interested in the Viking era and who would like to sew their own costume, but it is difficult to get hold of the correct materials Within archaeology, textiles have traditionally not been given priority It is said that clothes maketh the man, and I believe that textile research is important if we really want to learn about our past Fortunately, there have been some recent developments and pioneers in this field, and I am thrilled with their work and wait excitedly for future publications In this book I have used machine made fabrics and sewn all hidden seams with a sewing machine In the section on sewing techniques, I have used illustrations to show methods known and used by the Vikings If you want to weave the fabrics on a warp weighted loom with yarn spun on a drop spindle, then you are close to a reconstruction....
|Title||:||Viking: Dress, Clothing, Klaer, Garment (English and Norwegian Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Nille Glaesel Forlag 1 st edition December 28, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||185 pages|
|File Size||:||960 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Viking: Dress, Clothing, Klaer, Garment (English and Norwegian Edition) Reviews
This book was a great attempt to bring practical construction of Norse clothing to Re-enactors of the Viking era. Unfortunately I must stress the word attempt. The patterns are incredibly confusing being overlaid on top of each other with very minimal markings to identify what they are or what pieces go with what. There is no information in the book on how to even make minimal alterations to the patterns. There are a few very nice pictures of folks in finished garb but there is minimal information that shows the steps of construction and most of those are drawings. The alternating Norwegian and English Text can be very confusing especially when an English sentence suddenly turns to Norwegian. The sheer number of errors in the text seems to suggest that it was never seriously proofed or at least not proofed by a native speaker of the English language. I can't speak for the Norwegian portions but I hope they were better. I have spent the last week trying to construct several of the patterns in the book and have pretty much given up on using this book. Though the concept was great the execution of this book is a failure, combine that with $120 price tag and I suggest you save your money or borrow the book from someone like me that purchased it.
After years of looking for answers to questions on Norse dress and only becoming more confused, it is great to have a concise and plain spoken resource to go to.
This is a really fine source for Viking garments. The patterns are a little confusing but I can figure it out.
I really wanted to like this book. The pictures are lovely as is the whole presentation. It comes with a packet of pattern sheets printed on heavy stock.
Meh. Stay away if you can, get it if you must. I guess I'm not good at pattern copying and construction. I find the pattern pages included very confusing, and I cannot match them well with the book. There is no explanation given what each of the colored lines means, what size etc. Some patterns seem to not match the book's clothing descriptions at all. There are also no scales given. I really wanted to make the hood, and it's pretty simple, but there's no real-size pattern for it, only a small one, without a scale given. I just am not that knowledgeable.
As stated elsewhere, erratic translation - some of the Norwegian(?) text mixed in with the English could be from another book as it does not duplicate the accompanying untranslated text.
I am a historical costumer. I study and create styles from the 9th century to the 16th century. One of the problems of the viking clothing reconstruction is a lack of proven detail. There are some carved and cast references to what was worn, and little else. I especially wanted to know if, and what embroidry was used on viking clothes.
Beautiful pictures. As said by other reviewers - the text could use a professional English editor. Also, there is NO documentation or sources referenced. Where is the research? This is pretty pricey for a picture book.