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Posts from ‘September, 2012’

More nettles

Thora mentioned the lack of scale on the nettle image from yesterday’s article, so I tracked down the original Nature Scientific Reports publication. It turns out that it is open access, so you all can enjoy it. There’s some neat information and nice images, with proper scale bars. Thanks for the impetus, Thora.

Bronze Age nettle cloth

Imported, no less, according to a nifty new analysis method. And there’s even a nice picture.

In the midst of chaos

Tomorrow is the last business day of the year for those who work for the US government. I’m not done with 2012 yet. I’ll be back in FY2013, with a bit more time for blogging and fiber arts. For a while anyway. I hope. Also with tales of Complex Weavers and other good things. Meanwhile… […]


I swear this is fiber (animal) related, but it sums up my day perfectly. Yes, both parts.

Not actually sucked into space

Just alternating “out of town” with “ferociously busy”. After the end of the month things will calm down considerably. Right? Before then, there’s Complex Weavers next week (say hi if you’ll be there), and a whole pile of end of year stuff for work. It may be September, but the garden is still going. Well-supervised, […]