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So much laundry

Pennsic was lovely, not too hot and not too wet. I went to a lot of meetings, led some weed walks, did some weaving. Nick insists that most people who need a bookmark don’t whip out their leftover yarn and weave one. I thought he was probably confused: of course people do that. So I […]

So many things

First and most exciting: Ancient Textiles, Modern Science is available for pre-order from Oxbow Books/David Brown Books (here’s the UK link). The European Textile Forum was founded as an annual meeting for academics, craftspeople, re-enactors and enthusiasts to share their experiences and compare notes. With varied day workshops and evening lectures, the ‘Textilforum’ has something […]

A new oath

I swear to serve the Kingdom, the Society, and the Arts to the best of my ability, now and always. Let me back up a step. This weekend was Fiber, Fabric and Fighting (and other things that start with F), an SCA event I helped start ten years ago. This is an SCA story, and […]

Event wrap-up and new toy

F^n was this past weekend. This was the eighth year for this SCA fiber arts symposium, and the first time under new management. All went very well, though there were some glitches – only to be expected when switching event staff. (It started out as FFF – Fiber, Fabric and Fighting – and has added […]

Rainbow of tomatoes on the table

It was a hot sweaty week at Pennsic. The new day-long artisan’s row setup was great for informal discussion and hands-on instruction. I spent a lot of time teaching, about 20 hours of weaving and dyeing and geomancy and plant identification. My vacations never seem to be restful and relaxing, but if they were I’d […]

Color

All of the paperwork side of the textile symposium is taken care of – class scheduling, program book, the various signs and forms and sheets that need to be prepared. Now there’s just the cooking for 100 for the weekend part… the dishes that have been in storage have been washed, the bread ordered, the […]

Friday photos

In the spirit of the Friday photo post, here are a few images from the past week or so. First, the obligatory Pennsic shots… … followed by the post-Pennsic cleanup, or obstruction thereof. (Yes, that’s the ferocious monster himself, still at number one!) Far from having time to recover and unpack, I dove right back […]

Three things

I’ve spent most of the week here, and will be returning shortly. Regular updates shall resume once I recover from the Middle Ages. My mother’s birthday present was off the loom, fringed, washed and mailed in time to arrive before her birthday. This is nothing short of miraculous, I’ll have you know. She claims to […]

State College events

A few things for those in the area: Penn State Libraries’ craft sale to benefit United Way The University Libraries United Way Committee will hold a craft sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. The sale will feature knit and crochet items, plants, fabric, […]

More medieval housewife

Since I didn’t get any pictures of myself at the demo, I made sure to get a few this past weekend. I’m about to lose my veil! I think this may be the best photo of Grendel I’ve ever taken. I didn’t get it in time for last weekend’s trip, as the car place decided […]