Flying past with a quick update: here is the first sample, which I’m imagining as perhaps a section of the hem of the red dress.
Various silk fabrics, with little tassels made from textured yarns. And yes, OK, the Vikings probably didn’t have tiny gold beads, but if they had, they’d have used them on everything. And in any case, this is entirely imaginative and any semblance to realism will probably have got quite out of hand by the time I’ve finished.
And now a collage of glorious red: