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VIKING BOOKS

NEW! "VIKING AND SLAVIC ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS"

3 books depicting hundreds of Viking and Slavic patterns taken from various Dark Age and early Medieval finds.


3 catalogues in total, with over 650 authentic graphic designs in 2D.
Collated mainly from the Viking Age but in some cases later (C8th-C12th), they are sourced not only from Scandinavia, but also from Germany, Central Europe (eg. Wolin) and Russia.
They've been drawn from a vast selection of artifacts - hilts, crossguards, pottery, jewellery, manuscripts, bone and wood carvings, etc.
Each and every pattern has an English description with its date, origin, place it was found, and meaning, where possible.
The catalogues are intended for artists and researchers alike, people genuinely interested in old cultures, designers, digital artists, tattooists and people inspired by aesthetics of the Early Middle Ages.
They have been hugely popular amongst historical re-enactors looking for new, uncommon motifs to decorate their Slavic or Viking outfit.
The group to which the author himself belongs to is well acquainted with difficulties involving intrictate decoration of historical garments, furniture and leatherwork.
These and other problems inspired creation of this catalogue, with an intention to ease life of modern warriors and promote more variety in ornamentation as well as awareness of styles and periods which these ornaments were once part of.
With this in mind, it is expected that re-enactors will have a better choice of adornment for the region and time that they are recreating, which, in turn, is bound to set a more realistic mood of the period.
The catalogue may also be of interest to historians or even Art historians, Art students and anybody involved in appreciation of unfamiliar beauty and ancient aesthetics.
The creators of this catalogue wish for Early Medieval stylistics to find its place in our aesthetic awareness and modern tastes, and also to find more value in the Art of Early Middle Ages that is still largely neglected and unappreciated.

BKIG1 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design
- Vol. 1

A 134 page paperback book with 343 Viking and Slavic designs
Includes full indexing and sources.

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BKIG1 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design - Volume 1
BKIG2 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design
- Vol. 2

A 124 page paperback book with 258 Viking and Slavic designs.
Includes full indexing and sources.

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BKIG2 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design - Volume 2
BKIG3 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design
- Vol. 3

A 108 page paperback book with 266 Viking and Slavic designs
Includes full indexing and sources.

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BKIG3 - Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design - Volume 3
BKIGS - All 3 Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design books

All 3 books, covering over 650 Viking and Slavic designs and references.

£40 US$, €

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BKIGS - All 3 Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design books

NEW! "EDDA" BOOK BY SNORRI STURLUSON

NEW! BKGP1 - Edda book

A translated English interpretation of the original Icelandic texts!
Large paperback book with 351 pages, packed full of colour illustrations.
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£35 US$, € add to cart

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edda book by Snorri Sturluson

NEW! "THE SAYINGS OF THE VIKINGS" BOOK

A new readable English translation of the Havamal by Björn Jonasson.


BKGP2 - Viking sayings book

A translated English interpretation of the original Havamal!
A 92 page handy size guide in a new readable English translation.
Comprehensive wisdom on how to manage in everyday life in Viking times and still used today!

£10 US$, € add to cart

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Viking sayings book front and back cover
Viking sayings book inside

NEW! "A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT THE RUNES"

A small hardback pocket guide on the Futhark runes by Björn Jonasson.


BKGP3 - Viking runes book

A 59 page handy size guide in a new readable translation.
The Futhark runes were used from around 800ad in Scandinavia and consisted of 16 separate runes.
This little book explains the uses and origins of each rune and comes complete with an old Norse runic verse to help you along.

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Viking runes book front and back cover
Viking runes book inside

VIKING CLOTHING PATTERN BOOKLETS

The complete book collection by Susanna Broome.
More and more people now are making their own Viking clothing, so we have a collection of 6 pattern booklets and 3 instruction booklets for you to make your own Viking clothes.
The booklets range from 11-19 pages and some come with pull out pattern templates.
Each booklet has various designs with 3 different difficulty levels, from the beginner to the expert!
Choose what you would like to make, then select the book that is right for you. Or buy the complete set at a discounted price!



SBBKSET - The complete set of 10 Viking clothing booklets.
The whole booklet series, detailing all the different techniques and designs for making your complete
set of Viking clothing for the whole family!
£65, US$, € add to cart

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Viking clothing and design booklet set
NEW! SBBK10 - Viking cords & braids booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing how to make your own Viking cords and braids to adorn your Viking clothing.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking cords & braids booklet Viking shirt & tunic booklet
SBBK1 - Viking shirt & tunic booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making your own Viking shirt, tunic or women's coat.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking shirt & tunic booklet Viking shirt & tunic booklet
SBBK2 - Viking trousers booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making your own Viking trousers.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking trousers booklet
SBBK3 - Viking outdoor clothing booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making your own Viking coat, cloak & kaftan.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking outdoor clothing booklet
SBBK4 - Viking Sark & Smokkr booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making your own Viking women's dresses and aprons.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking sark & smokkr booklet
SBBK5 - Viking smaller garments booklet.
An 11 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making your own Viking cap, socks and hood.
Complete with a double-sided pull-out pattern template.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking smaller garments booklet
SBBK6 - Viking seams & stiches booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the all the types of stitches, hems, seams & corners.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking seams & stitches booklet
SBBK7 - Viking simple tablet weaving booklet.
A 15 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the all the types of tablet weaving techniques and equipment required.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking tablet weaving booklet
SBBK8 - Viking Nalbinding from finds booklet.
A 19 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing nalbinding techniques for making socks, mittens & pendants.
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking nalbinding booklet
SBBK9 - Viking childrens clothing booklet.
An 11 page step by step English instruction booklet, detailing the making of children's shirts, trousers & caps.
Comes complete with 2 double-sided pull-out pattern templates!
£8, US$, € add to cart

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Viking trousers booklet Viking childrens clothing booklet

NALBINDING - Books & Needles

Nalbinding is an ancient technique used to produce hats, socks, mittens and other woolen goods using a single short needle and lengths of woolen yarn.
Although later superceded by knitting (a technique that uses 2 needles instead of one), n´┐Żlbindning produces garments of a superior quality with stitches that do not run if snagged and a weave that is more dense and therefore easier to felt, providing maximum protection from cold or moisture.
It is for this reason that the nalbinding technique was still used until very recently in some parts of Scandinavia and it is a growing practice again in the Viking re-enactment community.

SGD661Nalbinding - The easiest, clearest ever guide. A4 size 23 page instruction book with full colour pictures throughout.
Step by step instructions in both English and Swedish, designed for the absolute beginner to learn this ancient technique.

New 3rd and extended edition - now with patterns!

£15, US$, € add to cart

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Nålbindning - The easiest, clearest ever guide
SGD642Nalbinding needle, horn, length 11cm£5, US$, € each add to cart

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Nalbinding needles - horn

PRIMAL AWARENESS

By Rob Wildwood

Reconnecting with the Spirits of Nature

A short history of mankind's separation from nature and the world of spirit.

This book explains, in a simple step by step approach, the history of mankind's separation from nature and the world of spirit. Each level of separation is explored in a clear and concise way, including an overview of how it is affecting our world today. This is followed by suggestions and exercises that illustrate methods we can employ to overcome this separation and reconnect with nature and spirit once more.

Focusing on the origins of Western culture and belief systems, from ancient agriculture to modern industry, from primitive religion to monotheism, it explains how these belief systems separated us from nature and how they imposed a life of servitude and hardship upon millions of people throughout history. It also illustrates how modern technology and the modern scientific world view are currently causing the destruction of our natural environment.




BKPA1 - Primal Awareness book

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NORDIC TATTOO BOOK

No fun without pain! Kai-Uwe Faust uses the ancient method of hand-tooling to create Nordic tattoos of Viking knotwork, writhing animals and runic scripts inspired by our pagan ancestors.
Kai is the most well known tattoo artist on the Viking scene here in Europe and his work is much sought after as he tattoos using original hand tools and methods.

BKNT1 - Nordic tattoo Book
New 3rd edition - in stock now!

Hardback book with 191 pages of Nordic inspired tattoos.

By German tattoo artist Kai-Uwe Faust.

£20, US$, € add to cart

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Nordic tattoo book

MAGICAL PLACES OF BRITAIN

By Rob Wildwood

A guide to Britain's natural sacred sites

Enchanted Forests, Haunted Waters, Magic Caves, Sacred Springs, Holy Wells, Mystic Mountains, Fairy Hills and places of Magic and Miracles in the landscape of Scotland, Wales, England and Cornwall

Discover Britain's Magical Places using this handy guidebook packed with stunning full colour photographs, extracts of folklore and directions and map references to all the sites listed.


BKMP1 - Magical Places of Britain Guidebook

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Magical Places of Britain Guidebook