Once upon a time, many years ago, there lived a Viking from the Bronze Age. His body was preserved in the acidic boggy ground water of the village in which he died. When his body was unearthed, he was wearing what has become known as a Bog Jacket. This was essentially a rectangle of woven material folded in various ways to make a piece of clothing.
Leap forward to 2012. I have been commissioned by a woman to reproduce a handmade bog jacket that she purchased decades ago in a California craft fair. This has been one of her favorite pieces of clothing.
I am weaving the material from a soft organic natural colored cotton yarn. When finished it will measure 3 feet by 4 feet. The customer plans to complete the sewing. I meet the most fascinating people at this job!