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Gudvangen Viking Market 2015

Postby Half-Goat » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:39 pm

Hi folks,

I haven't yet posted much on this forum yet, so this is me getting more involved. I was invited to the Gudvangen Viking market this year, and asked if I would run leatherworking courses which I just couldn't pass up on :)

The market is held every July in the centre of Gudvangen, which is in the heart of norway 3 hours east of Bergen City. Luckily I have friends who have a farm 20 minutes away in Flåm, so I arranged to stay with them and help out on the farm when I had the time either side of the market. This worked out perfectly as it meant I could buy a new viking stall tent and ship it to them rather than lugging it through the airport.

So in early July I flew out with SWMBO and we headed over to the farm in Flåm. I spent the couple of days we had before the market crafting a viking frame for my new tent, and making tables and benches for my stall. I made the prototype frame from seasoned larch that had been cut and seasoned before I was born. The benches were made from a recently felled tree, sawn into four plans in Terjes own sawmill. The rest was done with a chainsaw to make basic legs which the seat could slot into. The table was a hastily knocked up solid board planed and sanded down, with interlocked legs which werent finished nicely as I ran out of time but it did the job :)

Finally, it was market time! It was a fast-paced week full of meeting people, learning, and teaching. There was 3 tv crews out filming for various television channels throughout the week, viking wrestling (glima), plenty of great viking music, food, there was hugnarian horse archery, storytelling, blacksmithing, woodcarving, leatherworking (of course ;) ) and loads more. I had an insanely busy week trading/selling, and running courses every day. I was teaching my students how to make belt pouches and arm guards mostly, and one lady who wanted to make a reindeer skin dress which was a lot of fun. SWMBO was also selling her needle felted wool viking ladies, which ended up bringing a crowd of viking children around our tent every morning which was a real joy :)

Enough blabbing, here's some pictures.


Bench making the day before the market.
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Gudvangen
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The Half-Goat Leatherwork stall :)
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Teaching
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Teaching
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Teaching - start them young!
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Made by one of my students (with help from her kids bless)
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View from my stall
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Sporran pouch made by one of my students
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View from my stall
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Tired warriors
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Made myself a new apron
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International storytelling
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Glima - viking wrestling
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Courses
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Courses
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Courses
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Courses
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A students progress
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Our daily morning visitors :)
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Fionns wee pal
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Morning crowd
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Fionns new best friend
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All are welcome on my courses...
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Courses
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Courses
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my view
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Dress making with reindeer skins
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A pouch completed by a student
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Hungarian Horse Archery
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I hope you have enjoyed the pictures. Cheers

Hamish


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