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Posts in ‘2014’

Odds and ends

A link I’ve been meaning to pass along: samples of 18th century dyed felt. Pretty! Instead of doing fiber arts (or rather, fiber arts I can talk about), I’ve been learning how to do some photo manipulation. I have a lot to learn, but I’m having fun. Actually, that’s not entirely true: I have been […]

Nasca art

The Paracas Textile is online! This is one of my favorite textiles ever, and is both beautiful and enormously complex. The needle-looped borders… oh my! Not bad for something that’s closing in on two millenia old. Go look for yourself!

Felicitations

My girls are a year old today, I believe. According to a random internet site, that makes them 18 in people years; they grow up so fast! That’s the day we got them, a bit over eight weeks old. They’ve grown a bit! We got them assorted toys to celebrate: quiet, non-absorbent toys. They have […]

Finally!

Spring has been mighty slow in arriving, even if we’ve missed the last couple of big snowstorms. Even the sunny days have been cold, and my snowdrops have stubbornly kept their buds closed. Until today: sunny, warm, glorious. Even the snowdrops agreed. I spent the afternoon raking up the neglected autumn leaves, mostly so that […]

Pin loom

I’d like to show you the weaving I’ve spent the afternoon messing with but I can’t. Sorry.

Link round-up

So many nifty things on the internet this week: Sixteenth-century rocket cats. Why does this seem like a really awful idea? An article I hadn’t seen on the golden spider silk, with a lovely photo of the embroidery (previous links here and here). Hunting wild honey in Nepal. Neither fiber-arts related nor medieval, but stunning […]

Fiber arts fun

I have a whole list of things I want to work on, but that’s all it is, is a list. No actual working-on, except on my mindless shawl knitting. That’s okay, and I’m not going to fuss about it. (Much; you know me, there’s bound to be some fussing about lack of productivity, no matter […]

Presents

Here, I got you this mouse. And this snow storm. I hope you like them.

Brrrrr

I woke up this morning terribly excited to be able to walk the poor neglected boxer. Then I looked at the weather: 0F. Back into bed I went. An hour later, when I asked Trygvi whether he wanted to go outside and pee on things, he just looked at me from the comfort of the […]

Research resources

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned here before that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made its back publications catalog freely available online. Now the J. Paul Getty Museum has done the same thing. So many nifty things to read about!