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Crafts programme 2017

We are always fully commited to the crafts and techniques used by the vikings. We have a full program dedicated to these crafts. You can learn techniques, processes and traditions in different crafts. 
As the various craft activities are dependent on when our skilled craftsmen are available it is difficult to plan the exact dates well in advance. We will lay out the current dates in our Happenings calendar some weeks before the activity.

Should any craftsman get sick and we can not find a replacement, this will be posted on kalenedar in the morning the same day or the day before.

Cooking and baking

At the Bakery we work with historical food. Fresh butter and straight out of the oven bread. In the cookhouse we prepare the food, fish and meat, in a pot or on a cooking stone. We use the cooking pit when we have fresh fish straight from the ocean. We also grow a lot of herbs for use in our cooking.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar 

Blacksmith

In the forge works a masterful blacksmith and his apprentices. They are always busy. The forge produces all that the town needs of iron products. From extracting iron from bog ore all the way to the finished article. Everything from nail to the sword, from the knife to hammer, to fire steel and hooks. A blacksmith's work never ends.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Amber

The only gemstone that is actually organic, the rest are minerals. Amber was also a big part of the Vikings merchandise when they went on their merchant trips. Here we process amber and the end result is perhaps the most beautiful jewelry we get to the museum.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Ceramics

We manufacture ceramics with historic techniques to make credible copies of Viking pottery. We use the techniques the vikings used, so we modify our clay to include gravel or crushed quartz. This is increases the strength when burning the clay.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar

Casting

The master himself is the one that caresfor our castings. He keeps to the lawspeakers house and here you can follow the process when he casts the hammer of Thor, crosses and other symbols in silver, bronze and pewter. The master is also the city coiner. Here we make our coins, Fotemarken.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Wood Carving

Carving wood is an ancient craft. Wood is one of the most versatile materials we have and it can be used for almost everything. We make everything from bowls, plates, spoons, stools, tables, benches and beds etc. in different types of wood. Both new items and repairs. Our houses and boats also need to overhaul and maintenance. Oak is the most widely used building material.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Leather

Besides wood, leather is the most useful material Vikings had. Leather can be used in everything from clothing to tools, jewelry to the cap. During the summer we tan leather and make purses, belts, shoes and clothes of leather.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Textile

We spin, weaveand sew. The Weaver farm are were we doing everything that has to do with textiles. From taking wool from sheep, treat the various processes to finished yarn, weaving cloth and sewing of garments. We even weave decorative tablet weaves and color wool with different plants. Dyeing and washing of yarn and fabrics are also everyday tasks.

Date for the events is found in ourHappenings calendar


Glas beads

It is in the forge we shape and create our beautiful glass beads. Vikings really liked to adorn themselves with beads, in their hair, beard, clothes and other things. It is a craft that requires a lot of focus when there are high temperatures that must be handled in a safe manner. Glass beads are manufactured in many colors and color combinations.

Date for the events is found in ourHappenings calendar


Bone & Horn

At the Tanners Farm we process bone and horn. There are many objects that can be created by the legs and horns like tools, needles, stems, jewelry and buttons.

Date for the events is found in our Happenings calendar


Foteviken Kulturcenter

Aside from Foteviken Museum the concept Kulturcenter includes Höllvikens community centre, Foteviken holiday village, the restaurant Den Fede Gåsen and the Handicraft Institute of Scania. Click here for more information.


Föreningen SVEG
Friluftsmuseerna
Vellinge kommun
EXARC
NOOAM
IMTAL
Destination Viking
Skånes Hantverksinstitut
Medborgarskolan