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My name is Ingrid Galadriel and this is a blog about my adventures in history, crafting, farm life and nature. I am passionate about preservation, cultural history and the Viking age. When I'm not doing farm life activities I'm a project manager in Hands on History.

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Woodcarving

Woodcarving

This weekend we are attending a woodcarving course at Stiklestadir. 

Warning: This blog post contains hard core woodporn 

(Jiiz... I'm such a nerd...) 

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Oseberg, Jelling, Mammen, Borre, Urnes, Ringerike... 

So many styles and options! 

Luckily the skilled crafters at Stiklastadir know their craft and how to guide us. 

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What to make?

After some demonstrations of styles, techniques and tools we were asked to pick our own design. 


I went to look at the carvings in, on and around the longhouse at Stiklastadir 

I also found a Opstadsvev 

and a bunch of really cool toolmarks in wood

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I ended up making a 30 cm tall wooden man. 

He is far from done, but getting there...

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With all this inspiration circling through my veins I'm sure he will be gorgeous.

 


When he is done I'll put him by the fireplace. 

His name will be Tunkallj - the spirit watching over our farm 

The village idiot

The village idiot

Sauna love

Sauna love