Monday, June 27, 2011
I started with a grey wool herringbone woven blanket that I picked up from Faribault Woolen Mills outlet store. I added a band of purple wool at the top and bottom. I wove the trim myself using my inkle loom (not correct for his time period but I could complete it quickly and easier than card weaving). It's a chain pattern. ;^)
The gold chain was appliqued linen, outlined with a red chain stitch in wool thread.
The runes were stitched in chain stitch using yellow and red wool and read: "What is best in life? to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of the women."
Halvdan really liked it so I am quite pleased!
(Lenny was very helpful)