Two New Store Items: Gingerbread Beowulf

I got my act together in time. The Made of Ƿ store now has its first holiday items! Greeting cards and shirts are available in the new holiday section. To make browsing easier, these items will not be cross-posted to … Continue reading

Dress in Anglo-Saxon England: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Dress in Anglo-Saxon England by Gale R. Owen-Crocker is a marvelous book. Piecing together a visual history of the Anglo-Saxons is very difficult because Old English texts don’t have the lavish descriptions of clothing common to medieval romances and little … Continue reading

Now Available: On þysse nihte, wē drincaþ fram hēafodbollum ūrena andsacena!

Now available on shirts, bags, and a journal! Click here to go to the full page. The links below will take you to those individual items. Cafepress is having some issues with section thumbnails, so please excuse some temporary inconsistencies … Continue reading

Shirt Preview: On þysse nihte, wē drincaþ fram hēafodbollum ūrena andsacena!

I already have a few people requesting this design, so before it goes into production, I want to give you all a chance to give input. Is it translated correctly? Do you like the layout? Do you like the colors? … Continue reading

Answer Key: A Guide to Old English Practice Sentences (Mitchell/Robinson)

Since I’ve had users searching for this, here are my translations for the practice sentences in the 7th edition of Bruce Mitchell and Fred C. Robinson’s A Guide to Old English. This is not an answer key provided by the … Continue reading

On Þissum Dæȝe of Crīstes Byrde (Festō Natalis Christī)

Mīn dēoran rǣderes, bēoþ ȝē hāle on þissum dæȝe of Crīstes byrde. Bēoþ ȝē ȝesunde innan heallum cyninga ond bliðe mid cynnum. Ȝefēoþ ymb Godes sunu, ūre goldƿine ond þeodcyning, ealdorþeȝn ond ƿinedrihten. Se hlāford of eallum bierhþ ūre sāwlum … Continue reading

Anglo-Saxon Keyboard Layouts

Many of my hits on this blog come from people searching for OE keyboard layouts. If you need to type in Old English, you have a few options. Once you’ve selected your keyboard layout, I would recommend making a keyboard … Continue reading

Flān tō Þām Cnēowe

EDIT: Many thanks to Nelson for helping me revise. Any remaining mistakes are my responsibility. I was a hero, then I took an arrow to the knee. Ic/æðeling: “Adventurer” is a French word, so I had a difficult time translating … Continue reading