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Anyone For A Game Of Chess? May 23, 2018

Filed under: Chess,Games,Vikings — Janet @ 9:22 pm

IMG_5645  The Vikings are ready

 

Coat of Arms January 15, 2017

preston-coat-of-arms  Here is the Preston Coat of Arms.  An interesting art form.

The Prestons appear in my genealogy back in the 14th century.

thornburgh-cofa   Coat of Arms of the Thornburgh family – they appear in my genealogy in the 15th century

tuck-coa    Tuck Coat of Arms      The Tuck name has Scandinavian origins – at last I’ve found a Viking connection in my family tree!

meverell-coa Meverell Coat of Arms

 

combe-coa   Combe Coat of Arms

montgomery-shield     Montgomery shield

leech-crest   Leech Crest

 

guy-coa  Guy Coat of Arms

kingsley-coa  Kingsley Coat of Arms

carew-coa  Carew Coat of Arms

 

 

Color And The Vikings January 28, 2016

Filed under: Colours,Natural Dyes,Vikings — Janet @ 8:53 pm

viking-colors  Wonderful colors from natural dyes

(photo from ThorBlog)

 

 

Embellishments For Scarves August 25, 2015

Filed under: Festivals,Handcrafts,Spinning,Viking Days,Vikings,Weaving — Janet @ 7:26 pm

Over the weekend I attended Viking Days at the Nordic Heritage Museum.  A very lively festival with numerous Viking themed activities, craft stands, a tattoo artist, wandering personages of Medieval Origins, and of course Viking food and drink.

embellishments 172  at the forge      embellishments 152  tattoo artist and eldest granddaughter

embellishments 192 I brought one of my knitted scarves along and got a  few ideas for small embellishments.  If my readers have any suggestions, their ideas would be most welcome.