Sew Icelandic Mittens: Historical Sewing at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Hand sew your own Icelandic mittens based on a historical find



6 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $110 (or 4 payments of $28 Afterpay)


Are you a history buff wanting to combine this interest with a fun craft? Join historical costume designer Dominique Outlaw online, and learn how to sew Icelandic mittens at home!

Dominique runs a historical supplies store for re-enactors and craftspeople using materials like natural fabrics and natural dyes with fully customisable costume kits.

Under her guidance, you will learn how to hand sew woollen mittens based on an 8th-9th Century find in Iceland. You will be able to choose your fabric and thread colour and will be provided with a historical sewing kit that includes 100 per cent wool, threads and linen and natural, historical dyes.

During the workshop you will cut out your mitten patterns in the size that fits you, pick your fabric and thread colours and learn a few different historical sewing techniques, you will complete the class with a fantastic pair of handmade mittens.

This workshop is open to all sewing abilities as the techniques used in this class are beginner appropriate. However, if your hand is a lot smaller or larger than an average hand send through a message and we can custom make a pattern that will fit you.


Knowledge required
This class uses a basic sewing style and is incredibly beginner friendly.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
Your historical sewing kit will include:
  • 50m naturally dyed linen thread - your choice of colour one.
  • 25m naturally dyed linen thread - your choice of colour two.
  • One beeswax tablet.
  • One wooden needle case with pins and needles inside.
  • 1x30cmx100cm section of wool in your chosen colour.
  • Mitten pattern in three sizes and how to measure your hand to choose the correct size.
What you'll need
Sharp scissors and a pen to mark out and cut the fabric to the pattern.
 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Dominique Outlaw
 
Dominique Outlaw


I am a fashion designer with a passion for historical recreation. I run a Re-enactment supply and education store called Dahad. We have been running workshops and doing displays throughout Australia for 5 years both during and outside medieval events.
I have my Advanced diploma in fashion and technology from KVB Institute of design and have studied in Europe.

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