Viking ResourcesOutfitting yourself as a Viking:
Suggestions for fabric choices: fibre, color, weave
A note on silks: Silks were relatively rare, and more often showed up as silk samit (i.e. a heavy silk satin relatively equivalent to a modern smooth-faced satin) and, occasionally patterned in large-repeat patterns, in bands at wrist and hem as "trim." "Raw" silk or "tussah" silk is a modern fabric, made from cocoons taken after the silk worm has eaten through and crawled out. Period silk (and modern smooth-faced silks) was made by boiling the cocoon with the silk worm still inside. Some photographs of the process, virtually unchanged, can be found at purbasha.nic.in/sculm.htm.
A good source for linens - they serve a variety of reenactor communities and have linens and linen-cotton blends, all 60" wide, at the best prices I have found:
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