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It’s always nice to find out things… especially when they are connected to medieval textile tools. So when, a while ago, a colleague handed me a reproduction of a weaving knife (or beater, however you opt to call it) from … Continue reading

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I’m still weaving. I’m also trying not to get completely sucked into that black hole eating all my brains and trying to eat all my time as well… because while things work really nicely on paper, and while I know … Continue reading

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I hope you’re not bored to death yet with my posting of tablet-woven animals but, well, you guessed it – I’ve made another one, and I have nothing better to do than share it here: Starting this was a little … Continue reading

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So after the success of the tiny wonky animal on the narrow band, obviously there was no other choice than trying out the new system on the wide band. And, well, what shall I say? I was mostly successful, and … Continue reading

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For ages and ages, I have dreamt of this. Well, admittedly, my dreams were a little bit more spectacular, but still – I’ve done it. I have woven an animal. It’s not looking very spectacular, and it’s not a very … 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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Now that it’s warm outside again, and there has been some rain, it’s time again to clean some wool… and I’m beyond excited that I managed to get my hands on another rare breed’s fleeces: I now have Waldschaf wool! … Continue reading

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