: textiles, trinkets & tools :

applique Norse quarter circle banner with horsehair tassels

Norse Banner - 56 cm x 55 cm, and tassels 60 cm

Wool and horsehair combine in a banner inspired by the pierced and gilded bronze weathervanes,(1000-1050 C), found in medieval Norway. The design is worked in three-layer reverse applique, so is visible from both sides, and the long horsehair tassels not only make it function as a wind vane, but are immensely entertaining to small children. While this is my personal banner, and not available for purchase, I can create a custom banner for an individual, household, or group.  

felt flower brooch with abalone button center


Felt flower brooch - 6.5 cm/diameter

This forget-me-not brooch is made of embroidered wool felt, decorated with an abalone shell button. These flower brooches can be made in many different colors and styles.

Norse style sewing tools


Viking sewing tools - prices vary - needlecase 10.5 cm

Viking sewing tools: scissors and scissors case, thimble, bone needlecase, needle, and bodkin. The needlecase, which keeps sewing needles both safe and accessible, is made from a goose wingbone.  

 toy lion dressed as a schoolgirl


Lion Schoolgirl softy - 14 cm tall

I occasionally relax by creating the toys I might have wished for as a child. This small toy is equal parts of wool, cotton, flannel, embroidery and imagination. Her whiskers are real horsehair, and her dress has tiny pearl buttons.  


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