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Oo its been a busy ol week. 🌼🌻🌼
But seeing as the sunshine has been out and its officially Spring 🍃 I wanted to share with you some items that are wonderfully bright and unique 🌼🌻🌼They still need to find their forever homes in my Etsy Shop though, so do pop along and g...

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I have a new listing up on my 'Nidavellnir' Etsy Shop (link below 👇)

🔮This is for a handmade Seeress/Shaman Ritual hat. Made using the York stitch, in 100% White Wool with a tablet braid band around d the brim. I make allot of these hats custom throughout the year, but ...

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💜🙏THANK YOU!!!🙏💜

It's been absolutely wonderful this weekend at the 10th Century Traders Market in the gorgeous @merchantadventurershall 😊🙏Thank You to their lovely team for being so welcoming and friendly, it was an absolute pleasure to enjoy this beautiful building w...

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🪡🧶So I mentioned briefly this Year is going to be a Year of Collaboration and Team I'd thought I'd make it official and put it out there! 😄 💪

🧶Would You like some custom nalbound items made for your Prehistory, Viking or Medieval shop or display?

🧶🪡Are You ...

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🧶Um....I'm genuinely a little bit blown away and in shock currently...🧶
Whilst trying to get back on-track with one thing and another, I had an email drop in today from the lovely folks over at the Luxembourg Art Prize at Pinacothèque, that I entered into last Year.ğŸŽ¨
🪡I su...

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🌟New Year Update! 🌟
Righto, back in York and ready to tackle 2023! 💪 Thank You to everyone who purchased anything over the Xmas period, especially the 'Nalbinding for Beginners' Digital ebook download. That proved to be incredibly popular.🙏💜 Hope your all getting on well ...

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ğŸŽ„ğŸ”¥ğŸ§¶ğŸª¡Wishing You a Happy Winter Solstice and Yule time ahead. 😊🙏❤🔥🪡🧶

#nidavellnir #nalbinding #heritagecrafts #woolcraft #wintersolstice #yuletide #wishes

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ğŸŽ…ğŸŽ„Righty ho! That's the Nidavellnir #EtsyShop on break until 9th January 2023 now! ğŸŽ„â¤

ğŸŽ„ğŸŽ…Have a Lovely Festive Season Everyone 🧶🪡 I'll be posting and checking messages intermittently but now is definitely time for some rest! Look after Yourselves. See You All properly i...

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ğŸŽ…ğŸŽ Only 6 of the pointy Scandinavian Tomte, Elf hats left in the Etsy Shop @etsyuk ğŸŽ… Grab them while You can! ğŸŽ„

🔖15% off on hats, socks and mittens too in the Nidavellnir Grotto Sale! ğŸŽ… 🧤🧦

ğŸŽğŸŽ„ğŸ”–In the New Year, I will be handcrafting some special new items, out of s...

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a year ago
Bruni is incredibly talented and willing to share her .research and knowledge. I am an historical demonstrator. I don't do the nalbinding, My sister does and has for the past 20 years. But we discovered this young ladies site and have learned so much about the history we all love and the crafts we try to preserve just by sharing info! I'd reccomends her and her work to anyone who has an appreciation of the Viking era
- Karen W
2 years ago
Bruni is so lovely and helpful. No question is too silly.
- Judith F

An Ancient Craft-A New Interpretation

Nidavellnir is a historical craft shop selling online and in-person at Heritage events and craft fairs in and around York. 
     Items are all handcrafted by York Mastercraftsman, Viking-Age Archaeologist and Nalbinding Specialist Emma 'Bruni' Boast , who crafts each item by hand using historical techniques, of the ancient fibre craft of Nalbinding. 

Nalbinding uses long lengths of yarn, one needle and specific stitches to create durable modern items or historical garments like hats, socks and gloves for Historical Reenactment. 
    Nalbound items are perfectly suitable for aspects of historical interpretation, from the Mesolithic period through to the modern times.
    Nalbinding is a very relaxing and instinctive ancient craft, it can do wonders for mindfulness and as a creative outlet. It also gives you the opportunity to seek out local wool crafters to source local wool near you, from smallholders and sheep farmers, who are always looking for homes for their fleece.
    It's an incredibly sustainable modern craft, coming from thousands of years of craft history and use in various cultures and time periods across the globe.

Nidavellnir focus's on the Historical application and craft narrative of Nalbinding in the Viking Age.  

Nidavellnir was instrumental in providing the research to get Nalbinding listed as an 'Endangered Heritage Craft' in the UK, with the Heritage Crafts Association. 

Nidavellnir is proud to support the Heritage Craft Association UK, Exarc International and has been quality assessed and is a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen UK.

Nidavellnir undertakes independent academic research regarding Nalbinding as a heritage craft, assessing the archaeological evidence and generating teaching resources and articles to further safeguard, promote and highlight this craft in the UK.

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