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It’s time for a stack of links again! There’s a “rare sheep breed wool challenge” going on in the US, started by The Livestock Conservancy. It runs under the delightful name of “Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em”, and you can … Continue reading

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Like probably everybody else with an email account, I’m getting spam, and sometimes plenty of that. Which is annoying (especially since legally, I’m obliged to check my spam to make sure it really is only spam…) but sometimes, there’s a … Continue reading

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I’m a little late to the party talking about things that one might do during Lent, seeing that it’s already more than a week since Ash Wednesday – but better late than never, right? Fasting times such as Lent is … Continue reading

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By pure chance, I stumbled across a curious and fascinating thing to do with books a while ago: Fore-edge painting. You never heard about that? Welcome to the club – I had no clue what that meant, so I looked … Continue reading

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If you are (or have been) in Germany, and drove a car, you will probably have made your acquaintance with it. If you’ve never been to Germany, chances are high that you have at least heard of it, and probably … Continue reading

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It’s International Women’s Day (International Men’s Day, by the way, is on November 19)… and I was wondering whether I should blog about this, or not (and obviously, I did decide to do so). I’m always a little torn on … Continue reading

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There’s a nice little film on the website of the Heritage Crafts Association about the art of needle making – though it’s mostly modern pre- industrial processes, it still is interesting. You can watch it here – and maybe check … Continue reading

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