Meet the weaver

Check when you can meet the experienced weaver Anna Nørgaard, who shows different techniques for processing wool and linen.
Published 02th Jul 2021

Check when you can meet the experienced weaver Anna Nørgaard, who shows different techniques for processing wool so that it can be used both in boat building and for sail making.

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Without ships - no Viking Age. And without sails - no Viking ships!

The Viking Ship Museum's experienced weaver and textile craftsperson, Anna Nørgaard, shows and tells about her work in making the strong wool cords that are laid between the Viking ships' planks to make them completely tight.

You can also hear about the complicated process of 'setting up the loom' before the work of weaving the long long lengths of wool or linen cloth for the large square sails for the viking ships.

When can you meet the weaver?

The weaver works at the museum the following days:
July 12th - 14th
July 22nd,
August 2nd - 4th
August 7th - 8th

The wing of the dragon - the sails of the Viking ships

The large, square sails are often called the 'Dragon's Wing', because it was the sail that drove the ornate longships across the oceans.
Not many people know that it takes at least as long to make a sail as it takes to build the ship it is to be put on - and even fewer know that the sails of the Viking ships were made of wool.

Facts about 'Meet the weaver'

When:
The weaver works at the museum the following days:
July 12th - 14th
July 22nd,
August 2nd - 4th
August 7th - 8th

Where: Vikingeskibsmuseet, Vindeboder 12, DK-4000 Roskilde

Admission: Family ticket (2 adults + children under 18 years): 280 DKK
Children under 18 free.
Adults 150 DKK

» Read more about the craftspersons who show their crafts at the museum during the summer.