Bringing the Late Iron Age to Life

Skjoldehamn hood

This is the draft I will be using for this project. It’s actually based on find from Birka. The draft can be found at http://www.medievaltextiles.org/birka.html. I am weaving this sample, and the subsequent cloth, at 30 ends per inch (warp) at 28 picks per inch (weft).

Birka W 10 weaving draft

Birka W 10 weaving draft

The wool yarn.

The wool yarn.

The warp finally all tied on - all 250+ threads in six inches

The warp finally all tied.

sample-size

The width on the loom.

scale-of-weave-structure

Showing the scale.

fine_threads

Not quite sheer

Progressing right along

Progress being made

Finally cut off the loom

Finally cut off the loom

Showing front & back, including threading error

The good, the bad and the threading errors.

In the dyebath

In the dye bath

After two dye baths - drying

After two dye baths – drying

Skein on swift - to wind the warp

Skein on swift – to wind the warp

One skein/cone equals roughly 231 warp ends.

One skein/cone equals roughly 231 warp ends.

What are your thoughts?