Monday, March 21, 2011

Getting Ready for the Art Show

The Vikings and I have a show to put on at Undergrounds Coffehaus! You can follow the saga- RSVP to the art show, befriend the Vikings and the 'haus, at The short version- April 23, Saturday Night, 8:00- Viking Themed art show, "Wenches and Warriors:  A Viking Voyage".

I have to design a poster, and I'm contributing a painting. With any luck, I'll make some headway on both this weekend.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It Is Decided!

Bjorn and Hilde of the SFYVs will be at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa, FL, Saturday April 9th. The weekend's theme is High Seas Adventures- what could be better? Come out and say hi. We are pretty excited.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Book!

(Haldo again, by the way.)

This is the newest edition to our Viking library. 
Medieval Garments Reconstructed- Norse Clothing Patterns

We're a pretty silly lot, but always interested in learning about more authentic Viking history and culture. This book is a treasure trove for sure. Patterns are based on recreations of extant garments. There are several tunics and hoods that I can't wait to try out. It also gives some great background on fabrics and technique.

First, though, I'd like to give this viking apron pattern a go. I just bought some turtle brooches at Tomas The Lapidary's FlaRf tent, and I need something to wear them on. With my braids and a getup like this, I think I'll look much more Wagnerian. Just need to find some fabric and decide on a color!

Safe sailing,
Hilde Yarnsen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Successful Faire Season!


My name is Hilde, and if you've met me or my family, you'll remember me as the viking who carries a giant spoon. You probably ran into us at the Florida Renaissance Festival in the past month. My plunder ( a group of vikings is a plunder, like a group of crows is a murder) is pretty new to the festival circuit, but the last few weeks have been a great adventure. We've heard a lot of great music and got some great photos, mostly courtesy of the fabulous Starwind Evensong (she's a more established viking, and helping show us the ropes). You can check out some of our recent travels at our facebook page,

The Festival may be over for another year, but the vikings still have plenty on plates- and in our tankards. We've got an art show coming up April 23 (calling all artists and crafters who want to lend a hand!) and we're working on starting up an etsy store to sell some of our wares. Keep an eye on us this year- we hope to vend at Camelot Days in the fall, and we'll be posting about our progress in tent-making, wardrobe-building, and weapon-smithing all summer.

Let's spin some yarns together!