Pillaged goods from Borrekaupangen (part two)

Greetings, people of Midgard! Behold my new, glorious viking instrument! Isn’t she beautiful?

As my eyes fell upon her I felt some kind of childish joy that I haven’t experienced in years. The tingling sensation of pure inspiration hit me with full strength and there was no way I could leave the market without bringing her with me. We are a perfect match, sounding rather awesome together already. Dear readers, there shall be sweet music to present you.

I haven’t named her yet. Suggestions are most welcomed in the comment section!  🙂

~Sól Geirsdóttir 

Pillaged goods from Borrekaupangen (part one)

These beads are handmade by the sweetest lady I know in the Viking Bead Game; Laura Smideberga. The first time I met her she told me that I looked like the sun goddess of her people’s old religion❤ Anyways, these beads are 24 karat gold and sterling silver. I knew I had to have them once she showed them to me, especially since I’ve never seen anyone wear something like that before. Don’t remember where I got these ones but they will look perfect on my newly made green apron dress. I wore it at Borre and I will show you the design in my next post. I even pillaged some linen fabric in a quite flashy colour (and..more beads!!)   It doesn’t stop there, good people.. By the gods! I couldn’t help myself!! … New “hooks” in bronze for all the bling is a necessity.Linen thread in pretty colours. Ah! The feels! ..The feels!Behold my new tablet weave! The red one is made of linen, while the brown and blue is made of silk. 

The blue has silver threads in addition to the silk… Sága has noticed and won’t leave me alone whilst gazing at its’ glorious flashiness!

As usual, I took LOADS of high quality pictures that I shall share with you here. The Viking Market season has just begun! Next marked for me is this weekend at Sarpsborg. Whom will I see there? 

~Sól Geirsdóttir, The Viking Queen

Viking Outfit for a Forest Ritual

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Spring is upon us! 
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Behold my beloved wood carved ale bowl!

I dressed up for a simple forest ritual today.
No other reason needed.

Linen chemise – hand stitched by me (with linen thread)
Fur: Inherited from my grandmother
Jewelry: Snorre by Sigmund Espeland

– Sól, The Viking Queen

Ostara project with my cats

 

Still working on this apron dress, adding a few nifty details that I think will make it stand out. Making an exception this time by using machine (!!!) but that’s for those seams that will be “invisible” anyways. Needless to say that I’ll hand stitch visible seams. Even the reenactment environment ‘supports’ this kind of machine usage, so I’m giving it a go this time around;)

My cats have been all over my project, as if they’ve been trying to help. Gotta love those fur balls for trying! But I’ve got this shit, and I’m already thinking about my next viking garb project. Can’t wait to show you!

~Sól , The Viking Queen

Springtime – Outfit

Today´s outfit
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This was one of those days where I wished to escape into a fairytale world, riding the back of a gigantic black dragon into the misty mountains cold (and all that jazz). Ahem.. I guess that what I’m trying to say is that I’m grateful for some vacation right now. Like, really grateful-> I should be at a spa or something. Anyways, I’m getting some much needed rest with my family and celebrating the coming of spring❤ . Lately, I’ve been somewhat overworked.. Things have just been piling up and I’m still trying to figure out how to get to the bottom of my never ending “to do-list”. This is a challenge beyond me right now, but… I am a fighter, and I shall conquer it all! (*throws fists in the air*)

Happy springtime, everyone!

– Sól

Work work work work work work

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This is what I’m doing tonight. Working on one of my new viking dresses! Good fun for this gal.
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Høst does not look amused…
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(I think these will look good with this fabric. Bronze is my fav for earth tones.. I used to wear these a lot before I upped my vikingbling game. Figured I’ll use different Viking boob bling for different outfits.)
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…Sága is still a wee kitten, and therefore easy to amuse
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I think I will go with black linen thread for now. Will use wool thread for the embroidery😉
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Oh my gods, her face! Hahaha

Tonight is all about creative vibes, and of course – my two cats. Those of you who live with cats know that sewing is an activity that is nearly impossible to engage in… My fur babies follow me everywhere, and I mean everywhere I go! They love to place their butts right in the middle of my fabric, often just as I’m about to cut it or pin it together. Pursuing my creative needs can be bit stressful due to my cats’ constant interest in “what their mom is doing”. But that’s a small price to pay for all the kitty love I receive❤ !

What interrupts your work? 

Sól Geirsdóttir

Viking & medieval markets, 2016 (Norway)

 I’m so excited for this year’s market season! And I’ve already started making new and flashy viking garb!I’m not quite sure which ones I will attend yet, but I will annonce thar asap. Who knows, our paths may cross and I might get the chance to meet some of you lovely readers this summer <3 

April/ May
29.04-01.05 Sigdal Vikingmarked / Sigdal Viking Market
20-22.05 Vikingtinget på Tingvatn / Vikingting at Tingvatn
27-29.05 Oslo Middelalderfestival / Oslo Medieval Festival
28-29.05 Vikingmarked på Leikvin / Viking Market at Leikvin

June 
03-05.06 Bjørgvin Marknad, Viking og Middelalderfestival / Bjørgvin Viking and Medieval Festival
03-05.06 Tønsberg Middelalderfestival / Tønsberg Medieval Festival
04-05.06 Sunnmøre Middelalderfestival / Sunnmøre Medieval Festival
09-12.06 Karmøy Viking Festival / Karmøy Viking Market
10-12.06 Hamar Middelalderfestival / Hamar Medieval Festival
10-12.06 Viking og Mellomalderdager på Lygra / Viking and Middle Age Days on Lygra
17-19.06 Hafrsfjordkaupangen / Hafrsfjord Viking Market
17-19.06 Store Nes Viking og Middelalder Marked / Store Nes Viking and Medieval Market
20-26.06 Trondheim Vikinglag: «På vikingers vis» / Trondheim Vikinglag: «The Viking way»

July 
01-03.07 Borre Vikingmarked / Borre Viking Market
08-10.07 Bronseplassen Vikingmarked (Agder Vikinglag) / Bronseplassen Viking Market
15-17.07 Sarpsborg Vikingfestival / Sarpsborg Viking Festival Map
*19-24.07* Gudvangen Viking Market / Gudvangen Viking Market Map 24-31.07
Olsokdagene på Stiklestad / The Saint Olav Festival at Stiklestad.

August

03-07.08 Lofotr Vikingfestival / Lofotr Viking Festival11-14.08 Háleyg Vikingmarked (Boðvin Viking) / Háleyg Viking Market Coming!
12-14.08 Møystadssaga vikingtreff / Møystadssaga Viking Meeting Coming!
18-21.08 Midgardsblot metalfestival / Midgardsblot Metal Festival (includes a viking market area)
?  Yddir Vikingmarked (Hemnes) / Yddir Viking Market
26-28.08 Askøy Vikinglag Marknad / Askøy Viking Market
27-28.08 Hove Vikingmarked (Agder Vikinglag) / Hove Viking Market
27-28.08 Bergenhusdagene / Bergenhus Medieval Days

September

03-04.09 Gjallarstadir Vikingmarked Lillestrøm / Gjallarstadir Viking Market
09-11.09 Tønsberg Vikingfestival / Tønsberg Viking Festival

 Please let me know if there are changes to the dates, info is missing, etc:) *Edit : The source I originally linked too seem to have stolen the work of Valkyrja(!) Thanks for notifying me about it. Not okay to snatch someone else work, guys!
Here’s her –> blog <— !  She’s worked hard on a complete list of dates, even for markets in other scandinavian countries. 

Sól Geirsdóttir