Author Archives: Katrin

My bags are packed and I am off again once more – the celebratory conference of IG Wolf is taking place this weekend, starting this evening, and it’s promising to be a really interesting programme. The conference includes a concert … Continue reading

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I am back home from the Forum, and it was wonderful – a whirlwind week, as it usually is. Every time, I am surprised at how quickly time flies past when we are in Mayen, and every time I’m delighted … Continue reading

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I’m here, back from a little break, and I’m still working on stuff. Like the tablet weaving thing – here’s the current status: You see some bits of wild playing around, followed by the start of weaving a coat of … Continue reading

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I’m back from a really wonderful weekend, teaching tablet-weaving and hand sewing and fingerloop braiding and spinning, and having nice chats and lots of interesting questions and discussions, in splendid company and with a lot of coffee. I’ve also gotten … Continue reading

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If you’re interested in old textiles, you might have caught the thing with the Viking tablet-woven band that, according to Annika Larsson, spells “Allah”. The Guardian and Heritage Daily, among other places, covered this “staggering” find. Then up sprang the … Continue reading

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I’m off to teach a full weekend’s worth of workshops – spinning, tablet weaving, loopbraiding, and sewing techniques, and I’m all excitement. Especially about the tablet weaving course. It’s been so long in the “I would like to do this” … Continue reading

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I mentioned the hard and firm rules in the post about tablet weaving a few days ago, and that is just the thing to segue off into some ponderings about what I call “Crafter’s Bias”. When you are doing craft … Continue reading

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