This is a winter leine made of red and grey wool. I only have two woolen leinte, and I value both of them highly. The body was cut to be much too narrow, and the sleeves are too long, but, I don't complain when it gets cold out and I can throw it on as another layer. You might notice that there's a slash on one side of the body of the tunic. That's to allow me to stride out when I walk (I already said it was too narrow ;)).

I keep promising myself "one of these days" I'll shorten the sleeves. This hasn't happened, yet. The neck and shoulder openings are outlined by commercial braid-like trim I bought. The sleeves are trimmed with white cord stacked into rows of blanket stitches. I use blanket stitching on the edges of fabric as an experiment into naalbinding. Naalbinding is an early pre-courser to such activities as knitting, crochetting, and tatting. Building up rows of blanket stitching on a garment's edge one of the most primitive forms of Naalbinding.

Naalbinding properly is a Germanic (and Migration-Age Viking) craft form, but, with trade, stranger things would have been possible for Irish clothing.

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