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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in Frigga's Crafthall's LiveJournal:

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
11:39 pm
What has happened to Frigga's Folk?
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
1:42 am
Hello, I'm new to all the journal and finding this here was a lovely surprise. I used to do a lot of cross-stitch, I particularly liked the Mirabillia and Wenztler patterns. Through the Pagan Federation and later Northern Tradition I met others interested and we had a group to swap patterns and get help and tips. I started designing pagan samplers for births, handfastings, passings and festivals. This was in the early '90s, I lost all my graph paper designs in a move which was very traumatic. I'd love to learn how to use the software and redesign some of those. Most of the special pieces were done for people outside family, friends and Hof so I won't see them again.

My eyesight is too bad to do much now. One of my unfinished projects is a banner which I want to complete. I'm learning how to use a digital camera and will post pics soon. I'm going to need a lot of help.

I've been pagan as long as I know. I was initiated in Traditional and Gardnerian wicca in '80s then I found the Northern Tradition. Main spirit contacts Uller, Holder, Hella and Idisia. This year I'm drawn to Nehellenia. Being born in Hornsea and living in Hull h(ULL), I tend to write and speak Yorkshire so had a lot of fun with the Odinist male scholars trying to impose their spellings, runes and beliefs on me. Though not as active in the pagan world as I once was I still have a loose link with the Holderness Wild Hunt.

I worked with disturbed children for 13 yrs, in that time I was very close to Holder, I feel she is responsible for the souls that nobody else wants, the aborted, disabled (who would have been exposed when times were hard) and those who killed themselves. Doing the work confirmed I didn't want my own children. In some ways I feel I've been put into the crone role early at 44 but in a good way. Its great to keep a link with people you have shared things with so there a couple of initiators and a few I've worked with that still keep me on my toes psychically and spiritually.

I needed a dose of lighter, brighter energy and the last few years have been interesting. Looking forward to hearing some of your stories and can't wait to get working on that banner again.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
7:07 pm
The History of Crochet
Here is an interesting read:


X-posted in </b></a> polite_crochet and</span></b></a>crochetcentral
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
10:52 am
I was happy to find your community this week! I am not currently working on anything of the Norse/Viking persuasion at the moment but you will be the first to know! I've enjoyed reading over past posts and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone will create!

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
11:21 am
hand spinning
I've recently picked up hand spinning in addition to my knitting; I'm not nearly good enough to offset my yarn needs, but I'm having a blast, and that's what's important. Anyway, it's become Very Important for me to get a distaff. Are there any other spinners here? Can you offer any advice on making/acquiring one?


Current Mood: enthusiastic
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
4:38 pm
My first time working in long-armed cross stitch, so it's a little screwy. I realized after the fact that there are a couple of spots where I mis-counted and thus it's off. imageCollapse )

I'm still trying to figure out on this pattern which portion of it is best to start with. I also need to be more aware of how tired I am when doing counted cross-stitch. Also, forgive the picture. That was the best scan I could get off of my roommate's scanner.

Current Mood: indescribable
Monday, April 4th, 2005
9:58 pm
(Cross posted to a couple of groups; appologies if you see this more than once)

I'm selling a Husqvarna Viking sewing / embroidery / quilting machine. This is a high end sewing machine with more computerized functions than you can shake a stick at. If you're ready to move up to a more powerful sewing machine, please take a moment and look at it. It's in excellent condition, and I'm asking about half what they go for, new.

Thank you for your time.
Monday, February 7th, 2005
10:32 pm
I taught myself long-armed cross stitch today, and that made me quite happy. I do, however, have a question regarding its use in patterned works: I'm planning on using patterns from Icelandic Patterns in Needlepoint by Jona Sparey. Although it has wonderful instructions for the Icelandic method of regular cross stitching (the method I'd learned; I still don't understand hoops and stretchers), it lacks hints or tricks for working long armed cross stitch with these patterns. There are, however, a few pictures of the patterns done in long armed cross stitch; the only issue is that the stitches aren't big enough in the pictures for me to pick out how to configure the stitches in patterns without it looking strange.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I hope to someday rework a few patterns in this style, and I've got a wool embroidery kit waiting for me that was designed for long-armed cross stitch.

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
3:52 pm

Hello All

Thought I would post my intro at last.

I work in an office by day (boo, hiss), like to do crafts in my spare time (what's that?) including naalbinding, crochet and sewing.  I also want to learn tablet-weaving and spinning.  I understand the theory of tablet weaving but the practicality is another thing.  Trying it with a cat in the room wasn't very clever, even if he did enjoy himself.

I'm in a Viking Age re-enactment group Jorvikingi who concentrate on living history and crafts rather than combat.  My current kit is rather crap and I'm working on new stuff.



Current Mood: rushed
Sunday, January 30th, 2005
7:54 pm
Very quiet community you've got here. Anyone still active?

Hi; I'm Jessica, a knitting addict. Other fiber-crafts to have passed through my fingers (and into some dark corner) are crochet, cross-stitch, and embroidery. I've done a fair amount of sewing and enjoy designing costumes. I'm interested in learning to spin, but only once my yarn addiction reaches an uncontrollable point. Which won't be long at the rate I'm going.

If I get around to it, I'll try and post pictures of a few of the projects I've completed. I'm currently working on a few things that may be of interest here, including a lace shawl done in off-white antique mohair for Hel. It will be done someday! It will!

Current Mood: creative
Friday, December 17th, 2004
9:07 pm
An introduction

I'm a forestry graduate student, now on leave of absence to get my life together, who has come fully to Asatru this past summer. I've been sewing for years and I dabble in woodworking as well. I seem to be capable of sewing anything as long as it is a variant of what my friends call a viking t-dress. It was the second thing I learned to sew and I have turned that basic pattern into some fairly long dresses.

What patterns do you guys use? What are your inspirations for ornamentation? If I can figure out pictures, perhaps I will put up an image of my cranberry dress.

I'm curious as to other people's sources, as I am only now finding the time to start exploring my craftiness more fully.

Looking forward to seeing what other people are up to.
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