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Ulfhedinn by Meredyth Ulfhedinn :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 8 0 Sabres of Autumn by Meredyth Sabres of Autumn :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 3 0 ArtvsArtist by Meredyth
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Studio Neues Fechten by Meredyth Studio Neues Fechten :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 3 0 T-Shirts are coming... by Meredyth T-Shirts are coming... :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 0 0 Tea Time by Meredyth Tea Time :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 2 0 Desk Top by Meredyth Desk Top :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 3 0 Akademische Fechterschaft Coat of Arms by Meredyth Akademische Fechterschaft Coat of Arms :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 3 0 Odin (2017 Version) by Meredyth Odin (2017 Version) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 27 5 The World Between Ascent And Abyss by Meredyth The World Between Ascent And Abyss :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 4 0 Hussar Sash by Meredyth Hussar Sash :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 6 0 Viking Sword Scabbard by Meredyth Viking Sword Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 13 5 Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard by Meredyth Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 51 17 Viking Age Knife and Scabbard by Meredyth Viking Age Knife and Scabbard :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 9 0 The Yule Oath (Ink Version) by Meredyth The Yule Oath (Ink Version) :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 40 12 25 Years Warriors Feast by Meredyth 25 Years Warriors Feast :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 8 2


muinaispuukko by jarkko1 muinaispuukko :iconjarkko1:jarkko1 126 12 Will you trust me? by JustAnoR Will you trust me? :iconjustanor:JustAnoR 360 34
Galerie - Feature: Kunsthandwerk Teil 2

  Silva Favus by Silva-Aurea Bookbinding - golden autumn by Creative-Caro
Lifesized Wolf by Kreativjunkie Puss in Boots by MyFantasticWorld Shut up by Labeculas-Dollhouse
:heart: Limaria
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viikinkimiekka XIII by jarkko1 viikinkimiekka XIII :iconjarkko1:jarkko1 159 33 Viking T-shirt Design 2 by RobbieMcSweeney Viking T-shirt Design 2 :iconrobbiemcsweeney:RobbieMcSweeney 97 10 Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir by DymondStarr Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir :icondymondstarr:DymondStarr 226 38
Big questions without suitable answers
Colour me naive.
Colour me an idealist pinko liberal.
Colour me a romantic arty-farty fantasist.
Colour me a hippy pacifist fence-sitter.
Most of my friends are heading for, or past, the big five O.
There's increasingly less time for bullshit.
To my eyes, my mind, my experience
- as an intermittently successful artist and writer, boutique publisher, digital pioneer for storytellers, dreamer (in the most iconoclast way), pessimistic optimist, father of three, husband, failure and champion -
it's all bullshit.
Nothing matters, beyond those we love and who love us
- at least not in any personally meaningful way.
The nature of civilization is to be in perpetual crisis
- and I fear we're in the thick of a bigger existential crisis than we, as a species, are prepared to acknowledge.
We feed on fear and triviality, and are in thrall of our baser instincts
- to duck, to hide, to run.
It's left to those without empathy to guide us.
Those without fear.
Those that will stand on the backs o
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Elite. by RobbieMcSweeney Elite. :iconrobbiemcsweeney:RobbieMcSweeney 589 41 The Winged Horsemen by Rufus-Jr The Winged Horsemen :iconrufus-jr:Rufus-Jr 501 134 Hugin and Munin by Chickenzaur Hugin and Munin :iconchickenzaur:Chickenzaur 251 58 'The mystery of death before us' by Sieskja 'The mystery of death before us' :iconsieskja:Sieskja 264 37 Viking Age FeldR Cloak by Erianrhod Viking Age FeldR Cloak :iconerianrhod:Erianrhod 9 2 Ascension Preliminary by Michael-C-Hayes Ascension Preliminary :iconmichael-c-hayes:Michael-C-Hayes 359 7 Aion Nostalgia by EvaGataArtist Aion Nostalgia :iconevagataartist:EvaGataArtist 2,840 746
Origins of most popular tablet weaving patterns.
Update 21.01.2016
This article is not entirely correct. Please read comments below. Also keep in mind that as "pattern" I mean visual design not weaving technique - how it looks and how it was done are two completely different matters and require individual research.
With the increasing popularity of historical re-enactment and fantasy-themed events came an accompanying curiosity about ancient crafts. Many now are thinking of how to make things as they were done ages ago. Thankfully the technique of tablet weaving was revived!
Basing on Viking period excavations, archaeologists developed a theory around the use of pierced bone and wooden squares that was confirmed in the Oseberg ship burial and also ethnological research into modern handiwork. It became obvious that the selfsame craft had been preserved in isolated regions of the Caucasus, Algeria, Burma, Slovakia, The Yemen and Anatolia and is exactly the same as had been practiced by Vikings ages ago.  
With t
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Waldgaenger Viking Flag by Erianrhod Waldgaenger Viking Flag :iconerianrhod:Erianrhod 10 0



T-Shirt design based on the Wolf Warrior from Obrigheim pressblech. Migration period/early mediaeval imagery refurbished as t-shirt art, based on a pyrography version I did some years ago.

Warriors masked as wolves or wearing wolf furs were connected to Wotan/Odin/Woden and appear frequently in Dark Age Germanic imaginery, especially on silver pressbleche from Scandinavia, Germany, and England.
Sabres of Autumn
Digital work on my personal sabre selection, advertising the annual Autum Fencing Event of the German historical fencing group Studio Neues Fechten - from left:
17th C. Hungarian pallash by Jerzy Miklaszewski & Szymon Chlebowski; 17th C. Hussar sabre by Jindrich Figura; late 17th C. Polish sabre by Jerzy Miklaszewski; 18th C. Scottish broadsword by Armour Class; 19th C. Prussian artillery sabre and Prussian M1852 Cavalry sabre (both originals).

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Duncan Meredyth
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Nonconformist, swordsman, artist, servant of the soul...

Current Residence: Germany part of Midgard
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: Female
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: The Meaning of Life is Written on a Blade

The Winter Season is coming, with the new year just around the bend. Yet this year still is good for some surprises... with much joy I have received the news that again a piece of mine has been chosen for Windsong Foundation's annual Pagan Calendar!
Odin the Wanderer will be your warden of January, if you purchase this very special selection of pictures from artists from all around the world! So if anyone still is looking for a special gift for Yule or Christmas, this might be the place to go:…

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  • Listening to: Penny Dreadful Soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
  • Reading: Uthred Part xy by Bernard Cornwell
  • Watching: -
  • Playing: Resident Evil 6
  • Eating: Lasagne
  • Drinking: Wine


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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Excuse me for the delay, thank you so much for watch :) 
Meredyth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There's nothing to excuse ;-)
Awesome research and work! I'mglad to watch.
AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
much obliged :)
JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Begrüßung und Grüße. Ich liebe deine Zeichnungen und Fotos. xD
Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Herzlichen Dank!
Die besten Grüße nach Mexico! :D
JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte. :D
KeIIion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
happy birthday :D
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :-)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Happy Birthday :la: :cake:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :-)
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