Viking Knit Hangerok Necklace

Costumes from the Museum of Archaeology in Stavanger, Norway

Part of the Make Like a Viking series

This project is inspired by the iconic Viking women’s apron dress (hangerok) with its turtle-shaped brooch fastenings and bead strand adornments.  The necklace features a strand of the wirework chain known as Viking knitting, which is very similar to nålbinding!  Glass, stone, ceramic and ‘amber’ beads are much like those created and traded by Viking people a thousand years ago.  The pendant represents Yggdrasil, the immense tree of Norse legend.

Participants will learn how to create the Viking knit strand, select and string beads, and assemble the necklace.  Previous jewelry making experience is helpful, but not required.

Class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 from 9 am – noon.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

The class fee of $40.00 includes all materials.  Register online and bring payment to class (cash and check accepted).

Materials to bring:

  • Optional – favorite beads to include in the necklace

Instructor will provide:

  • Instructions
  • All materials
  • Tools to use in class

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.