Kragelund Mose Tunic

Kragelund Tunic: Simplified Pattern

My notes about the original Kragelund tunic are saved in another post. I recommend reading that for more background information. Quick paraphrase: – Tunic made of Wool found in Fattiggårdens mose near the village Kragelund, north west of Silkeborg, Denmark (also approximately 15 miles south of Viborg, Denmark) carbon dated to c.1040-1155 (which is also within ~50 years of the…

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Kragelund Mose Tunic

Kragelund Tunic

The Nederfrederiksmose Man (also known as Kraglund Man or Frederiksdal Man) was found May 25th 1898 in Fattiggårdens mose near the village Kragelund, north west of Silkeborg, Denmark (also approximately 15 miles south of Viborg, Denmark). The man wore a kirtle of coarse woolen cloth, the legs were bare but on his feet he had short leather boots, laced over…

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Viking Age

Viking clothing musings

In-ter-esting. Brenda Gerritsma on the Viking Clothing group wrote: “Laxdæla saga, Ch 35: Gudrun asks Thord if it’s true his wife Aud always wears breeches with gores in the crotch like a man’s, and leg bindings almost down to her shoes. Later, he asks her what the penalty for doing so is, and she says it is the same as…

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Påsbyxor

Påsbyxor aka “Viking Rus Pants”: Background and Research

Diary started June 4, 2010. Copied a pattern from a friend’s pants (simplified modern construction). Made first and second pair of pant on July 1, 2012. I’m making Påsbyxor for Fearghus. These are the oversized Viking pants. Pants that say “Look at my mobility WHEEE I ain’t never tearing out the crotch on these” and “I’m RICH RICH RICH!! You…

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Viborg Shirt

The neckline

I’m making Fearghus a new fighting tunic and decided to give it the same sort of neckline as the Viborg shirt. His neck is 18.5 inches. I mathified this (C=2pi*r) and figured out the radius of the circle that is his neck and then cut out a square that could bound the circle of his neck (each side of the…

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Viborg Shirt

Viborg Shirt Finished

I just finished the last last stitch on my initial copy of the Viborg shirt. Really I took 3-4 days off on sewing it. The thread I was using was a very chunky linen thread that shreded and broke a lot. I found this very frustrating and had to take a bit of time off from the shirt. I ordered…

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