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As it’s tradition for me, I spent the weekend around Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Germany, together with friends, having some bookbinding fun. The origin of this is that, many years ago, I took a one-week course … Continue reading

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Here’s a collection of links for your delectation! The weird ways of the Internet occasionally show me things. One of the things that occasionally turn up are figures re-imagined as somehow changed figures – and sometimes, this is interesting, and … Continue reading

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After seeing quite a lot of people doing amazing and fun stuff on Instagram – such as Margit or Alex, who is now posting pictures about her Cuthbert Embroidery project, which I had the joy of providing threads for, the … Continue reading

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You might know the “Kuckucksuhr”, that typical German clock that has a bird coming out on the full hour, making a cuckoo sound? Well, that is not the only type of clock with a figure declaring the time of day … Continue reading

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There’s so much knowledge that we have lost about medieval crafting – but some of it has been re-discovered, or has been revived. Watching these old crafts come to life again is something utterly fascinating, and I always find it … Continue reading

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If you’re a European citizen, please remember that the European Elections are coming up – and voting is a right and a privilege that we all should make use of. If you’re not sure how this all works, you can … Continue reading

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Books. Aren’t they always nice to have? To leaf through? Can one have too many books? Well, the obvious answer to this is both yes and no. So in case you are currently tending more towards the no, here are … Continue reading

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