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I wrote a bit about my lace chapes project before the summer break already, but I think it’s time for another bit of info on them. So for those of you in need to catch up: Lace chapes, historically speaking, were … Continue reading

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So what else is there to tell about my Dublin adventures? There was a talk about medieval textiles and textile crafts, which was very well received according to what I heard afterwards. I had the pleasure of sharing that panel … Continue reading

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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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