Category Archives: textile techniques and tools

  For the industry, which has a considerable interest in knowing if their products will stand the test of time (especially if stuff is intended for outdoor use), there are a variety of tests and testing apparatus available, from placing … Continue reading

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There’s been comments about the lightfastness test setup which, in most cases for hobby and smallscale professional dyers, consists of picking a south-facing window and sticking stuff in there for a given amount of time… which is very obviously not … Continue reading

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It’s time for a link roundup again – here you go: In German: Why a bicycle manufacturer sends his bicycles in cartons with a TV printed on them. There’s a knitting card game on Kickstarter – where you can knit … Continue reading

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Bruce’s comment about the multi-spouted pot being maybe used as a lamp (thank you, Bruce!) was, it seems, not the first one. There’s a German article about special forms, though, that comes to the conclusion that these multi-spout pots generally … Continue reading

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Recently (as in “in the last few months”), while exploring new techniques and learning things and doing pattern weaving as well as teaching stuff, it occurred to me how much I mantra-mutter to myself when I am learning, or doing … Continue reading

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Today was a library day – I’m writing on an article about clothes on a ship depiction, and that needed some research (plus bringing back some due books I had loaned out for that article), so today was spent among … Continue reading

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With the sprang workshop at Rothenfels coming up, I have caught another instance of the sprang fever – so when there was a little time at the Forum, I made a very narrow but long-ish setup for sprang, and I … Continue reading

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