Category Archives: textile techniques and tools

There’s a lot of wonderful colleagues in my field (and it’s a small field, so you get to know most of them after a while). One of them is Eva Andersson Strand, who has been doing textile archaeology for a … Continue reading

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Here are some random links for you: German article about dye analysis in textiles. And a second one about the same team and topic. At the Unperfekthaus in Essen, there’s a tablet weaver meeting on November 16 – read more … Continue reading

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I’ve spent this weekend teaching weaving to six wonderfully enthusiastic people – and I can tell you that while everyone enjoyed it (as I was told so) – I think nobody had more fun that I did. Tablet weaving is … Continue reading

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I’ve done a bit more tablet weaving again recently, in preparation for the two courses that I’ll be giving (August 31/September 1, and September 14)… and, of course, things happened. When at the last Textile Forum, one of the lovely … 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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