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Yesterday’s post brought up a question in the comments regarding whether the fillet with the pie-crust edge was closed on top or not… good question. Personally, I tend to see all of the fillets as open on top unless I … Continue reading

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A good while ago, I ran a series about medieval hairnets and netting, writing about my experiences and results from working netting both as a spiral and based on real rounds. And I wrote this: I’d say that an unadorned, … Continue reading

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Though I hadn’t posted about it anymore, I have obviously continued working on the blue hairnet, since it’s finished now. I have sewn it to a drawstring made from birch-leaf-dyed silk (a thin silk ribbon), using one of the handmade … Continue reading

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Because the spiralled net was more or less a practice piece (to try out spiralling and to get my fingers back into netting) and because netting really is a surefire way to attract attention to textile works while keeping the … Continue reading

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The red-and-white hairnet that I’ve been working on is finished apart from the last finishing touches. I put in the last knots during Freienfels, and I started another one right away – same mesh size, but thinner thread. The plan … Continue reading

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Time for a little sequel for the hairnet series – all because we did a little math yesterday…I met up with the lady who did my netting needle, and I have ordered a really teeny slim one – suitable for … Continue reading

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As I wrote Tuesday last week, I’m into sealing cut edges with wax now. Yesterday, my brand new (and infernally sharp) pinking tool arrived. (Well, I call it a pinking tool. It disguises itself, though, as a woodcarving implement and … Continue reading

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