11th Century Naalbind Accessories

This entry consists of recreations of two 11th century accessories using the technique of naalbinding. The cap of St. Symeon is from Trier, Germany circa 1030-35 and is worked in York stitch (also known as Jorvik and Coppergate stitch,) made with Lettlopi wool yarn using a handmade bone needle. I made a child sized prototype in commercial wool, which is featured in the entry photo, as part of the research and method practice. The second accessory is a recreation of an 11th century mitten fragment from a grave find in Eura, Finland using Oslo stitch, worked with three different brands of wool yarn for comparison purposes, also made using a handmade bone needle.