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Apart from the work on the Bernuthsfeld tunic, I’m also preparing for my bit of programme for the European Textile Forum, which is drawing closer and closer. In the usual mix of optimism (“I can do that! In time! No … Continue reading

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What about these small spindle wheels with crank drive, though? They did get a mention already. Usually, the really small ones are winding wheels to wind bobbins or pirns for weaving, and are not really suitable for spinning. That does … Continue reading

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I still have a fairly large selection of spindle whorls hanging out here, but some weight classes are running low, and especially the disc-shaped whorls are almost gone again. Which means it’s time to go into the basement, fetch the … Continue reading

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Here’s a stack of things you might find amusing or interesting – or at least I hope so: There is a woven and embroidered Game Of Thrones tapestry, modeled after the famous Bayeux original. While the base design was made … Continue reading

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The workshop planning for the tablet-weaving is finally, finally finished. I’ve done a testrun on Wednesday, with three lovely ladies volunteering to be my guinea pigs for trying out the concept and the materials – and it was a good … Continue reading

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So now the loom model is done, and I’m quite happy with it, and here’s picture proof of how it looks with the natural shed open: and the artificial shed open: And did I mention that it is ridiculously easy … Continue reading

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The next thing that I sort of dreaded: the spacer chain. For many, many years, I had answered all questions about whether or not I knit with “No, I don’t, that is too modern for me!” and the same is … Continue reading

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