May – the famous Birka motif

This is one of my favorite pattern as it simply looks great both as a belt or trim. The pattern is inspired by finds from the medieval trading centre of Birka. The place is located on an island nearby Stockholm. Funny thing, when I lived in Sweden I never got to travel there 🙂 The second pattern you see in the picture as the edge for the coat is also from Birka. Amongst weavers it is known as ‘Birka strapwork’.



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