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Posts from ‘October, 2009’


Stringpage Supplies is back online, after a six-week break (rather longer than planned). I’m not done with the necessary changes, but have made a great deal of progress. The sock yarn is up, and the dyed fiber, and hints about stickers and t-shirts. Still in the works: actually getting the t-shirts and stickers up; fixing […]

Things I’ve been saving up

Ohhh…. Halloween Poppets! You know, my birthday is nowhere near Halloween, but it could have been… Probably everyone’s seen this by now. The Skjoldehamn outfit was from a bog body dating to 1050CE or so, found in Norway the 1936. The body was poorly preserved, but the clothes were in fabulous shape. A museum group […]

String Puzzle, amended

Yes, everyone thinks the gizmo looks like a bobbin winder of some sort. But here’s where we’re most perplexed: The putative bobbin area is hourglass shaped. There isn’t an obvious way to mount a pirn or quill, and how would you get it off if you wound directly onto the shaft? My friend didn’t get […]

String Puzzle

Long-time followers of Stringpage will remember the occasional puzzles. I get a reasonable amount of email from folks asking what something is, or how to replicate it. These are fun! Sometimes I can answer, but sometimes I have no idea. When I don’t know, I call on the Internet hive-mind, source of all knowledge. Here’s […]