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Do you? No, I don’t mean the nasty clump of crud clogging the pipes. I mean Sewer’s Block as in Writer’s Block – only with sewing work instead of writing. I think there must be something like it – because … Continue reading

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Years and years ago, at a small conference in Bamberg that a colleague of mine organised, I met with a few very interesting and very nice ladies. And with one of them, I somehow got to talking about buttons. That … 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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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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Here’s a picture of the current status of the hairnet I’m working on. Only about three centimeters left to net, hooray! Picture clickable for larger view As you can possibly see (the photos are not that good), the net is … Continue reading

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After getting a good bit further on a woolen hood (quite similar to the Bocksten Man’s hood) yesterday evening, I’ll try to get started on the new dress today. It will be a fitted dress with front lacing as closure, … Continue reading

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Somehow I wonder if I don’t have an Anti-House-Elf in my workspace. Or is it really only myself who drops the letters, papers and books on my desk to “file them later”? The start of the season is coming nearer … Continue reading

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