Category: Newfoundland

Threaded Through Time: The Ancient Art of Nålbinding

[Open Access] Nålbinding (pronounced noll-bin-ding) is a single-needle technique that uses lengths of fibre and a broad, flat needle to create a stretchy, ribbed fabric composed of interlocking loops. It pre-dates both knitting and crochet and—despite superficial similarities—has no evolutionary relationship to either. Writer Michelle Woodvine spent months seeking a Canadian connection to the ancient craft, and found it in Newfoundland, at the only authenticated Viking Age Norse settlement in North America.

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