Crafts from ancient times give relaxation in our present time

Åsle stitch, Arboga stitch…..

Easy Åsle variation F1. The Åsle stitch, named for a 16 th century mitten found in Våstergötland in the southwest part of Sweden. The stitches on this page are examples of Sanne-Mari Pihlajapiha from Finland, she is great authority of needlebinding and a very big inspiration for the needlebinding community. This is a new way […]

Connection stitches

The Oslo stitch with F1 Connection stitches makes stitches together to form a woolen fabric. Different connecting stitches and combinations are possible, the examples that i show are made with the Oslo stitch and a the Faberg stitch. If you have set up a row of needlebinding stitches to make a wristband out of it, […]

Needlebinding Beret

Needlebind round start. I start with 14 stitches with the Finnish stitch 2+2 F1. In the 1 rnd you increase all stitches and then attach a stitch marker, you know when a round starts and ends. The 2 rnd 1 stitch normal and the secound increase The 3 rnd 2 stitches normal and the third […]

Increase and decrease and …

”By step by step instructions”, you have see how needlebinding works. But now you have to make a larger row, then you have to increase, adding stitches . If you want your needlebinding work to become smaller, you have to decrease, so remove stitches. Increase Increasing the number stitches you put the needle through the […]

My Needlebinding Battle

As a reenactor on the ice age farm (september 2018) i saw a woman who was needlebinding a hat that had no holes, since i have a bold head (i quickly get cold if i don’t wear a hat or cap). My curiosity was immediately aroused and i had one thought, i should be able […]

Basic stitches and my first YouTube video’s.

The Oslo stitch You can see the oslo stich on the photo it is 1 loop around your thumb and 1 loop behind your thumb. The oslo stitch is often the first stitch that is learned with needlebinding. The oslo stitch is a very beautiful stitch, has a nice pattern and the inside and the […]

New design Nålbinding needles.

Making nålbinding needles has become a new hobby My very first needles i made were from an ice cream stick. The stick was made of beech wood, flat,not too thick and i was able to make my first needles with it. The needles were not really durable and i started using other material, viz. bamboo. […]

One needle and the great advantage of needlebinding

Just one needle It is actually a super nice invention to be able to make such a beautiful woolen fabric with just one needle. In the very old past they made needles from bones, antler, horn or from wood. Bamboo Using old materials to make a needle is of course a nice challenge, the needles […]