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About This Project

“Viking knitting” or nålbinding was a technique used by Vikings to make small textiles such as gloves, hats, and coin purses. As the Vikings made their way through Scandinavia, so did nålbinding. My project will examine the nålbinding textiles that were recovered with the 17th-century Swedish warship, Vasa. We will catalogue, and compare them to other samples throughout Scandinavia. These textiles give a glimpse into the changing techniques from nålbinding to "modern" knitting.

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