Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, was for centuries an independent trading power. The styles and fashions were a bit different than the rest of Scandinavia. This makes it, to me, more fun than the usual "generic Viking" you often see in the SCA.
I'm embarking on a long-term project, to learn the skills and buy, barter or make the stuff that a prosperous Gotland farmsteading lady would have known and had. What would she know how to do that I don't? What items would she have? What fun!
I'll be developing this further as I go. For now, a few links:
Arkeodok Professor Dan Carlsson, an archaeologist working on Gotland, is extraordinarily friendly to the reenactment community, and has put a great deal of effort into making information about finds and excavations available to the general public. Lots of great information, both free and for sale.
Frojel Discovery Programme More lovely Gotland archaeological information, this time from a specific excavation site at Frojel Harbour.
Gute Sheep Oh my! There's an archaic breed of sheep from Gotland! Anyone know where I can get some wool?