BoneandBirchNW

Bone & Birch Needleworks, handmade nalbound wearables.

208 Sales

BoneandBirchNW

Bone & Birch Needleworks, handmade nalbound wearables.

208 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (65)
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Announcement    **Any orders placed on/after May 13th will be shipping after May 21st while I am out of the state!**

Welcome to Bone & Birch Needleworks, where I strive to create and curate a collection of botanically dyed wool yarns and historically crafted nalbound items available for knitters, crocheters, weavers, reenactors, outdoor enthusiasts, and people that just like wearing woolly things! My stock is always changing and growing, and most items are one of a kind, and therefore unique to each item.

See something you like, but would prefer in a different color, weight, stitch, or size? Spot a listing that is sold out and you'd love to have? Interested in a bulk order? Please send me a message and I'd be happy to discuss a custom order for you and your needs!

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Last updated on May 12, 2019

**Any orders placed on/after May 13th will be shipping after May 21st while I am out of the state!**

Welcome to Bone & Birch Needleworks, where I strive to create and curate a collection of botanically dyed wool yarns and historically crafted nalbound items available for knitters, crocheters, weavers, reenactors, outdoor enthusiasts, and people that just like wearing woolly things! My stock is always changing and growing, and most items are one of a kind, and therefore unique to each item.

See something you like, but would prefer in a different color, weight, stitch, or size? Spot a listing that is sold out and you'd love to have? Interested in a bulk order? Please send me a message and I'd be happy to discuss a custom order for you and your needs!

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Custom listings have been temporarily disabled as I prepare for a big shop update on Friday, November 23rd! I’ll be listing ready to ship nalbound items, so mark it on your calendars and follow @boneandbirch on Instagram for sneak peaks of the update!
Excited to say that in August I'll be closing up shop for a few weeks while I haul my goods to the SCA's Pennsic! Any reenactors attending can seek me out and buy things in person for instant gratification and no shipping! Hope to see you all there.
Two new pairs of socks up, and a few new hats and cowls. Get your kits ready for those summer markets and events coming up!
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Bone & Birch Needleworks focuses on items crafted in the ancient tradition of nalbinding, all handmade in traditional Viking style in soft, pure wool.

Welcome to Bone & Birch Needleworks!

This store specializes in the handcrafted tradition of nalbinding; an ancient fiber art that predates knitting and crochet by thousands of years. Nalbinding differs in that a single large needle is used to knot lengths of wool together.

While most extant historic nalbound pieces have been discovered in Viking digs and the fiber art is most often associated with Nordic culture, nalbinding has been found all over the world (including China, Egypt, and Peru!) and is still practiced among many peoples.

I make all of the hats myself, sourcing 100% pure wool yarns from various local shops and breeds of sheep. Occasionally there will be some alpaca, cashmere, or mohair thrown in there too!

The items I create are most often used for historical reenactment and purchased by reenactors. As a long-time member of the SCA, I discovered nalbinding about a dozen years ago and have been knotting and looping ever since. With well over 1,000 possible stitch variants, there is always more to learn!

If you have any questions about the listings or nalbinding in general, please feel free to ask! I am also open to custom orders if you have a color combination you'd like and don't see available.

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