Emma Boast MA

Member of EXARC since
E-mail address
norseviking123 [at] gmail.com
United Kingdom

I graduated in 2012 from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Archaeology. My profession focus is on the archaeology of the Viking Age in the British Isles, concentrating on Viking Age Burial practices. My MA thesis was on the Viking Shield in the British Isles with elements of experimental archaeology forming the prelude to that work. Since then I have focused my attention on the Viking Age application of Nålbinding-single needle knitting and started my own historical craft business Nidavellnir in 2013; teaching, demonstrating and giving lectures on Nålbinding. With over 10 years’ experience working in archaeology and the heritage sector, I am a passionate Viking Age Living History Interpreter, Archaeologist and Reenactor, as well as a Heritage Consultant.

In March 2019, I wrote research proposal for the Heritage Craft Association in the UK. Nålbinding has been listed as an Endangered Heritage Craft for the first time.

As if November 2020, I am now running my Nalbinding shop full time and generating research and teach materials in this field.

I am looking to meet other like-minded heritage crafters and experimental archaeologists through EXARC. Always working on projects Viking and Heritage craft related. I am more than happy to discuss future projects.