Author Archives: Katrin

Like every summer, I am taking a break from doing the things I love but that are still work – so there will be no sending out of orders from the online shop , and there will be no blogging … Continue reading

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There’s been a hype (or something sort of like a hype) for knitting on big needles for a while, even extending to knitting huge, extra-thick blankets or rugs out of wool top (though why anyone would want such a dust-gathering … Continue reading

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The V&A has a nice film with English subtitles on natural dyeing in Japan – which is well worth taking a look at just for the beautifully coloured silk fabrics moving in the wind right at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I like buttercream… though there is one thinkg that still eludes me, and that’s a good chocolate buttercream. Basically, there’s a few different types of this stuff. There’s … Continue reading

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Our oven finally died last week… it was an old one, probably put into the kitchen when the house was built back in the 1970s. It was also a rather simple one, having only one setting: Convection fan on full. … Continue reading

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A colleague of mine is doing PhD research about best practices in experimental archaeology and is looking for people belonging to a research or academic institution or carrying out independent activities. So if you are a demonstrator, crafter, re-enactor, or … Continue reading

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The Making of the Dragon Chalkbag, continued: The fleece lining was finished off on top with a band to give it a proper rim, and to make a twist-closure possible. A magnetic clasp, covered with the last leftover bit from … Continue reading

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