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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 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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There’s two events coming up where I will give a presentation or paper: the European Textile Forum in November and, shortly after that, the Symposium to celebrate 30 years of Living History by IG Wolf, and I’m really excited about … Continue reading

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Things currently going on? Lots. Knitting is progressing, slowly but surely, so there might be a new sweater this winter. There’s stuff for the next museum project hanging out here, waiting for the next step. I also have to take … Continue reading

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As every year, sometime in the spring, planning starts for that certain week-long event in November that makes me exhausted, happy, incredibly tired, stressed out and full of old-textile-y bliss all at the same time. Oh, and full of coffee … Continue reading

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Here’s another little gem regarding the measurement of twist angles: the Human Factor. As in “different people get different results”. I had been suspecting it for a while, and the last Textile Forum gave me the opportunity (and the willing … Continue reading

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Back in 2012, we already did a dyeing experiment at the Forum, investigating the influence of kettle materials on the colour outcome. Our outcome showed a significant difference between the kettle materials that we tested – which were lead, copper, … Continue reading

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