Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | September 27, 2014

A new workshop at the textile culture course, and another technique I have never tried before.

Nålebinding is an old thread-binding technique, which the vikings used. So this is one of the original techniques, long before crochet and knitting. Knitting, which is popular today, didn´t become a common knowledge/skill until the 17th century. This is what nålebinding looks like:


And here am I trying to figure it out. There are some good how-to-videos on YouTube.


This is the best I could do in an hour, to make a little string. Puh! Someday I´ll have to learn how to put it together, and make flat fabric of it. Someday. Good thing I´m not a viking, and my life depends on this…


Topics: Diverse, textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Naalebinding”

  1. Siri Says:
    September 29th, 2014 at 11:20

    Jeg har prøvd å bli fortrolig med nålebinding i mange år…Har ikke helt tålmodigheten siden tråden må skøtes etter hvert… Pulsvanter er supert nybegynnerprosjekt, det er lettest å nålebinde rundt. Lykke til 🙂

  2. gail Says:
    October 3rd, 2014 at 00:59

    How interesting, I’ve never heard of it! I love seeing all the new things you try. 🙂