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I’ve wanted to try my hand at making video lessons for ages and ages now – and with the tablet weaving lightbulb finally going on in my head, it is finally time. So now there’s a little camera hanging out … Continue reading

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It’s always nice to find out things… especially when they are connected to medieval textile tools. So when, a while ago, a colleague handed me a reproduction of a weaving knife (or beater, however you opt to call it) from … Continue reading

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“What whorl weight should I choose?” is one of the questions I get very frequently – and as with so many questions, there is no single clear answer. In my experience, whorl weight and spindle weight are a very personal … Continue reading

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One of the recurring questions about my spindle sticks, especially from modern spinners, is “Why don’t they have a hook?” followed by “why don’t they have a notch?” and “how do you fix the yarn without hook or notch?” Finds … Continue reading

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When I’m at the fairs, it’s always fun to explain the simple yet ingenious principle of the oillight to people. A lot of them get just as excited about these little things as I am – especially those with a … Continue reading

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As usually when I’ve been away for a few days, there is plenty of things stacking up that need to be de-stacked and processed and done and so on. So I’m trying to get back on track, whittling the mails … Continue reading

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I’m back home, my colleague is back home, and the Bernuthsfeld Man reconstruction is home, too. He has a lovely spot in the OLME in Emden now, right at the end of the exhibition part about the find and the … Continue reading

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