Nalbinding / Needle Binding

Nalbinding / Needle Binding

Nalbinding Supplies - Viking Crafts

Nalbinding Supplies - Instruction Books, Wool & Natural Horn Needles

Called Nålbindning in the native Swedish it is also known in English as nalbinding, nalebinding, nalbindning, naalbinding, naalebinding or needle binding. Nalbinding is an ancient technique used to produce hats, socks, mittens and other woollen 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 Although later superceded by knitting, a technique that uses 2 needles instead of one, nalbinding produces garments of a superior quality with stitches that do not run if snagged and a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 is still traditionally used in some parts of Scandinavia and is growing in popularity around the world.


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