Moy Bog dress in thick and loose woven wool.The very special pattern are described here.

There are 22 cloth buttons on every sleeve and 7 buttons in front. It’s a very comfortable dress to wear.

Photo Frida Torp, in my garden, Nässjö, Sweden.


Light wool with beautiful airy fall. Laced in one side and with ribbons in similar colour. Under -a thick natural coloured linendress.

Photoplace Paradice  outside Eksjö, Sweden.


Close up pictures to show the mix of cloth and the pattern of the pearlembroidery.

Red velvet dress with perl embroidery and a large width.
surcoat called devil window are made of antique gold brocade with Fleur de Lys.

My inspiration is a church painting in Tallin, Estonia. The Deads dance and The dead from Lubeck.

My dog Astor is an Irish Terrier.

Photo Frida Torp - in my garden



The same pattern offers  different solutions.



  Red linen dress under a red heavyweigth-wool surcoat, decorated with goldribbons.

Photoplace outside a Visby house, Gotland, Sweden.

The repaired gown from Herjolfsnes with find nr. 38.


The pattern with all the pieces.


  Herjolfsnes no 38, an archeology discovery from Greenland.

The yellow wool is 5 meter, wool 80% and 20% other material in easteryellow. I have dyed it in a sand colour and it got almost a colour like the fresh birtcleaves gives in springtime. I dyed the cloth as a hole piece in the washingmachine at 60 Celsius.

The cotehardie is not quite like the Herjolfnes dress, the buttoning in the front and the sleeves, but it is all handsewn with strong linentread waxed with beewax and backstiches. The back of every seam are sewn backwards to one site.


The nr 38 Herjolfsnäs gown

A lot of other interesting finds.







The seams from the front and the back of the sleeves

I made 40 buttons in pewter for this dress (12- per arm), for a tighter cotehardie and sleeves. The original had a looser fit.