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Time for a little sequel for the hairnet series – all because we did a little math yesterday…I met up with the lady who did my netting needle, and I have ordered a really teeny slim one – suitable for … Continue reading

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As I wrote Tuesday last week, I’m into sealing cut edges with wax now. Yesterday, my brand new (and infernally sharp) pinking tool arrived. (Well, I call it a pinking tool. It disguises itself, though, as a woodcarving implement and … Continue reading

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In a comment to the measuring tape post, Piia linked two pictures from Tacuinum Sanitatis, both featuring an ell stick lying around in a tailoring workshop. Measuring sticks like these are still in use today for measuring the cloth off … Continue reading

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I really enjoyed the Easter days – Yummy Chocolate eggs, all my family coming together, and glorious weather. And some productivity, too: Good Friday was spent playing around with cloth in nice company. Sitting around doing strange things to textiles … Continue reading

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Friday evening, I finally finished the tabletweave I was hinting at – and here’s the virtual unveiling now: (click to enlarge)Yes, I have woven a measuring tape. Now, first of all I need to get my disclaimer in. The first … Continue reading

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We’re in Lent right now, as I was reminded yesterday, and our dinner sort of got me thinking about fasting and fasting in Lent in particular.We went to some friends yesterday and had dinner there – we brought a salad … Continue reading

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I’ve mentioned in my previous post that I’ve been to see the book of Kells. There was, however, another book in the museum building, a travel book from the 13th or 14th century that I found as impressive as the … Continue reading

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