Outfit: Designed and hand stitched by me, made from 100% linen and 100% wool fabrics.
Hey! Just checking in to tell you that I have started sewing viking clothing (and creating some other goodies) for my very own web shop! I am hoping that you guys have some patience with me – as this is a one woman project (at least for now). Being a full time student at uni, This might take a while- BUT I would rather have it take time than delivering products that I cannot stand for. Quality, authenticity and style is very important to me, and I cannot wait to show you the finished products. I will keep you posted -so don’t worry about missing out on the opening of my shop. Also – I will announce it beforehand at instagram, on my Facebook page and here at my viking blog. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback I have gotten on these plans – you guys motivate me to work hard at this task. And thank you for waiting<3
This will be grand.
Also; I’ve had quite a few photoshoots lately.
Pictures coming up – stay tuned *waves eagerly*
Sól Geirsdóttir, The Viking Queen
All viking garb hand stitched by me.
(100% linen, and 100% wool)
If you follow me on Instagram (@thevikingqueen) you’ve probably seen that I will embark on my very own “viking clothing designer” journey soon. I will open my own online shop store and sell handmade viking garb by yours truly! Please have some patience with me as I am a full time student and need to focus on school for a few more weeks to come before I can even start this project. These irritating creative impulses need to be tamed for some time before I can finally unleash my inner beast -and go bat shit crazy with scissors and needles;)
Anyhow, I will keep you guys posted and announce the opening of the shop some days beforehand.
Sól Geirsdóttir, The Viking Queen
Spring is upon us!
This fur coat is older than me.
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
This is what I’m doing tonight. Working on one of my new viking dresses! Good fun for this gal.
Høst does not look amused…
(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.)
…Sága is still a wee kitten, and therefore easy to amuse
I think I will go with black linen thread for now. Will use wool thread for the embroidery 😉
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?
Gleðileg jól! I have celebrated yule for days now with my nearest and dearest. Ale, mead and meat was on the menu. Ah, it was glorious! As you can see, there is no snow in the Northern realms. My parents live in the south even though my whole family comes from the north of Norway. This time of year makes me miss the northern light and the cold, clear air a little extra.
Winter solstice and the “return”of the sun is worth celebrating. I wandered deep into the woods to commune with spirits of olde, to worship the moon and the sun. To me, Yuletide is about keeping the ancient norse traditions alive. Year after year, after year.
The Outfit: is hand sewn, made by me (100% linen, and 100% wool) The tablet weave is Oseberg style. The pelt is 100% wolf(!) – vintage and smelly. Haha! Seriously, though…It is kind of smelly. When buying vintage pelts you may have to hang them outside for some time to make the smell go away.
How do you celebrate this time of year? I hope you’re having a blast whatever you are doing. Stay close to those you hold dear, and honor those that have passed. Be kind to others, maybe even more than usual this time of year…You never know what people might be going through.
– Sól Geirsdóttir
Behold my new apron dress!
It’s diamond twill wool fabric with wool thread.
(The white chemise is also hand stitched by me – of course.)
Gleðileg jól, dear readers! I hope you had a peaceful and magical celebration.
~ The Viking Queen
Photo by Nils Katla
I wore coal makeup at Oslo Medieval Festival. I imagine that this is something the vikings possibly could do, as coal gives quite a dramatic look! There shall be further experiments with this natural “smokey eyes” look. And oh, all clothes are made by my handmaidens and She.
~The Viking Queen