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Here are a few images from the workspace, so to say – I’ve been outfitting part of the new embroidery frames with bands to attach the fabric. The way these frames work is rather simple: You baste or herring-bone-stitch your … Continue reading

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There’s something new in the shop – I have finally found someone to make some more copies of the weaving knife found in Dublin, DW80. It was found near Christchurch Cathedral, in unknown context, but is probably Early Medieval/Viking age. … Continue reading

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For those of you interested in the lightfastness tests, here are pictures! I covered the parts to be protected with cardboard and stuck the whole shebang into the window of our wintergarden, facing south. After 7 days, I took it … Continue reading

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There’s a German saying which goes “Wenn einer eine Reise tut, so kann er was verzählen” (if someone goes on a journey, he has stories to tell). Well, that’s definitely true for the trip I had to Oberstdorf… On about … Continue reading

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The ink, according to the recipe I was using, is finished – and the result is a very dark liquid with a blueish tinge, much darker than I’d expected. That might be due to my making a very small amount … Continue reading

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I’m doing a little test run on the ink before making a larger batch – and since that involves interesting stuff, you might want to enjoy some pictures of it… It all starts with the oak galls – in my … Continue reading

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Time for some links again! If you like books, and old things, you might be delighted by the item that the Bodleian acquired a while ago, and which is now featured in a display – a 15th century book coffer, … Continue reading

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