Monday, 23 February 2015

Hedeby Bag

Last weeks project

Well it looks like I have been side tracked again!

As a member of an re-enactment group 'The Grey Company' I am always making things to wear and use.
My most recent item is something I have been wanting to make for some time.
A Hedeby Bag! 

Hedeby is a Viking town c900-1100 located between modern day Germany and Denmark. 
During a dig in the town they found the wooden handles similar to the ones shown.
So I have made a replica. 

These handles were carved by DH out of Tassie Oak, the bag has been constructed from herringbone wool, which was purchased in Tassie and linen lining. 
Hand sewn with linen thread to keeping with viking tradition.

I think that it turned out well.

As it was the groups 31st Birthday on the weekend. 
We get together for a party and give gifts to friends within the group, secret Santa style.
My partner was very happy with her gift. Always great to get something you can use.
Now I just need to make myself one :-)
Hugs Sandra 


Maria said...

Looks fabulous Sandra...

Anthea said...

great job Sandra!
a big change from the funky modern quilts you've been sewing of late!

Maria said...

Excuse me where is the post for FnwFs????