Viking Age crafts (and non-martial skills)

The Jomsborg Hearth embraces all Viking-era crafts and skills. We encourage members to learn about (and experiment with) any craft or skill that Vikings themselves would have used and enjoyed as part of their daily life. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Fiber Arts, like spinning, weaving, dyeing, naalbinding, embroidery, and sewing.


Culinary arts and brewing – Viking recipes for food, ale, and mead.


Ornamental work, such as metal casting, bone and horn carving, and lampwork beadmaking.


Many of our members and allies are also knowledgeable about:

  • Basketmaking
  • Beadmaking or lampwork
  • Blacksmithing
  • Boat building
  • Brewing
  • Ceramics
  • Cooking
  • Dyeing with plants
  • Embroidery
  • Gardening for cooking and dyeing
  • General Viking history
  • Leatherwork and leather tooling
  • Leather armor and footwear
  • Naalbinding
  • Runes
  • Sewing
  • Spinning
  • Stone and bone carving
  • Storytelling and the Sagas
  • Tablet weaving
  • Viking age music
  • Viking games
  • Weaving
  • Wire weaving
  • Wood working