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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 2 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 26 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 50 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 39 12 25 Years Warriors Feast by Meredyth 25 Years Warriors Feast :iconmeredyth:Meredyth 8 2


muinaispuukko by jarkko1 muinaispuukko :iconjarkko1:jarkko1 124 12 Will you trust me? by JustAnoR Will you trust me? :iconjustanor:JustAnoR 349 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 96 10 Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir by DymondStarr Sacrifice, a tale of Tyr and Fenrir :icondymondstarr:DymondStarr 221 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 576 41 The Winged Horsemen by Rufus-Jr The Winged Horsemen :iconrufus-jr:Rufus-Jr 500 134 Hugin and Munin by Chickenzaur Hugin and Munin :iconchickenzaur:Chickenzaur 248 58 'The mystery of death before us' by Sieskja 'The mystery of death before us' :iconsieskja:Sieskja 265 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 357 7 Aion Nostalgia by EvaGataArtist Aion Nostalgia :iconevagataartist:EvaGataArtist 2,850 746
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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IlmarinenKowal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
Meredyth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well deserved! :)
KeIIion Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hello are you open for request?

I have some cool Request ideas.

an sexy woman or other normal woman/mann (other?)  slays an pack of werewolves or lizardman

she/he stand on the top of the dead monster mountain with an winning position or sit on some dead monster body.…… <--from american dad ,rpg episode, nice positions

if you dont like to draw werewolves ?

Dinosaurman or lizardman would be awsome too.

lizardman concept here…

werewolf concept here…

If you dont like it im would be really happy to see this Werewolf in some cool position…

or in other color…

if you dont like werewolves , the lizardman from heavy metal 2000 would be awsome too ^^…

It would be so nice when you find time & interest on one of this Request .
Im not an good Artist but have some nice ideas ,it would be so fantastic when an wonderful Artist like you can do it.

Have an wonderful nice day
Meredyth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for your request. Sending you a note soon.
sergis25 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Hallo Duncan

My name is Sergi Justribó . I am from Barcelona (Catalonia). I am teacher

I have a blog about myths and legends. I put your amazing work about Eir

I hope you agree. I put your deviantart address

Danke Schön
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Thank you for the notification.
Theaitetos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Level-Up! :party: :cake:

Meredyth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke schön :D
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday man!
Meredyth Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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