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Wood Craft at its best

Hoddmimirs Wood Craft by Natalie Kyle
We are a husband & wife team that have been working together for a few years - we started Viking re-enacting to see what it was about, and discovered a love for the style, history and community feel. And as any re-enactor knows, once you start, it snowballs into more and more!

We had both woodworked at school and are no strangers to making things, so Hoddmimir's was born. In this, Richard spends a lot of time turning, shaping and working the designs, while Natalie is the pyrographer and artist.
Our children have grown up with a natural interest for Vikings, and often help us out, both at a display or making! They have picked up woodworking from us, and often talk to people about their interest. 
We currently operate with a large tent as our store and living area. In addition to this, we have an active display, showcasing various woodworking techniques, including pole latheing- one of a few methods of turning wood that date back centuries. It was last used commercially less than a hundred years ago before being overtaken by more powered methods. 
As often as we can we demonstrate our craft in Historical settings and fairs and take part in talks for schools and other events as well.

Our aim is to not only make accurate reproductions of woodwork and items from the Viking era, but also to showcase some of the unique art prevalent to that time - hand burned or painted onto our turned goods, depicting art found on things like the Husby Runestone, the items found at Hornelund near Varde, the silver designs found on the Mammen Axe head and much more – it’s a pleasure to research and heighten our own knowledge of the Viking era.
You can talk to us at the Boyne Valley Viking Experience 2024 or on our website,

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