Nålbindung, aka Naalbinding, aka Nalbinding is a looping technique for producing warm fabric from metre-long pieces of wool or yarn. Originating with the Vikings, this old technique has been used throughout many cultures, but is usually associated with the Scandinavian countries of Sweden and Norway.
Such a technique required a needle with a larger eye and smooth surface. We love this hand-made naalbinding needle for weaving in the stray ends of our crochet and knit projects. It measures about 3-1/2 inches long.
These are also used for Viking and Medieval reenactments.