• From a winter event + dress warm

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 3
    • Nov 02, 2018

    This weekend we traveled north to visit friends at our old hometown Umeå. The local SCA group had an event, se we had a great weekend with a mix of old and new friends, medieval archery, feasts and a bit …

  • Tutorial; the simple medieval & viking dress

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Oct 24, 2018

    This is my tutorial with a very detailed step-to-step instruction, and I will base other tutorials on this one and simply state “do as in the simple dress tutorial but…” so this is a go-to for many different garments. I …

  • How I attach buttons on a sleeve

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 1
    • Oct 19, 2018

    This is my method for attaching pewter buttons to a garment. It is easy, simple and makes it doable to remove the pewter buttons before washing or to use on another garment, and then re-attaching them quick afterwards. Another great …

  • Viking glass beads

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 1
    • Oct 07, 2018

    Today I just wanted to show you some of my new viking age glass beads that I bought this summer, and tell you a little about viking age beads! There is plenty of finds from the viking age of glass …

  • Tutorial; the bathing dress

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 3
    • Sep 27, 2018

    Some time ago I made a medieval bathing dress in unbleached linen, and I wanted to share it with you. It is a simple project, perfect for an evening or if you want to practice hand sewing. There are plenty …

  • Källkritik/learn more

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Sep 27, 2018

    This is an article in Swedish about using medieval art as a source for your outfit, and the knowledge (and traps) you can meet in art and paintings. For example, the most common art from the medieval era has biblical …

  • Going to Hamar in Norway

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Sep 16, 2018

    Me and my friend J traveled to Hamar in Norway this May to attend the medieval festival/market over a weekend, and here is a blog post about the event! It really was a beautiful site, with the large lake stretching …

  • From a Viking market

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Sep 09, 2018

    Gunnes gårds yearly autumn market is a really cozy place to be, and me and love traveled there to have a viking weekend together. There was a downpour when we arrived on Friday afternoon, but the rest of the weekend …

  • 14th century cotehardie

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Aug 17, 2018

    I have been reading up on 15-16th century medieval Europe, including art and clothing, for some years now and haven’t really been into 14th century for a while; I even sold of my Moy Bog gown and some other dresses. …

  • Going to Visby

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Aug 03, 2018

    Om ett par dagar bär det av till Visby, och jag kommer som vanligt hålla kurser på Kapitelhusgården! Kom gärna förbi och kursa med mig, eller säg hej om du ser mig på stan- jag tycker att det är så …