Færni Listi (skills list)

Færni Listi (skills list)

On this page, I am keeping a master list of skills that I believe a good Icelandic husfreya (housewife) would have possessed and used to keep her family warm and well fed. Some of these may have been done by people who specialized, but I’m adding them to my list of things to learn anyway.

Spinning
Weaving
Sewing
Embroidery
Naalbinding
Leatherworking (at least enough to make shoes)
Gardening
Cooking
Basket-weaving
Animal husbandry
Brewing
Food preservation
Medicine making
Carving