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It’s fully feeling like summer here, I’m working on the lace chapes and on fiddling some more (and better) with metal stuff and doing some fun tablet weaving on the side and sending off orders… and there’s the summer break … Continue reading

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Something that has happened to me time and again: I look at some medieval Thing. I sort of try to figure out how it was made. I read up on more details of the Thing, and the Type of Things. … Continue reading

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The new spindle whorls have arrived, and they are lovely! While I make the hand-formed whorls myself, I have a professional potter who throws the whorls for me, after “inspirational pictures” of finds of spindle whorls that I send him. … Continue reading

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After showing you the dead whorls yesterday, it’s probably time to also show you the survivors – so here’s part of the yield, hanging out in a basket and feeling decorative: By now, the whorls have all been weighed and … Continue reading

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The spindle whorl firing is done – so now I have plenty of hand-formed spindle whorls again. This time around, there are some decorated ones, and quite a few of these are formed after actual examples from prehistoric finds. Though, … Continue reading

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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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