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Fixing the past

One of the things about having had a website since 1996 (I wasn’t an early adopter; I waited a year or so to see if this whole web thing was going to stick around) is that technology changes. Mobile devices, actual navigation, all kinds of nifty things since last time I updated it. But also, […]

Textile archaeology

I really want to go to this year’s Textilforum in Germany in November: the topics this time are right in my area. But I can’t. You could still go, though: the call for papers has been extended to August 7. Whether you can head off to Germany or not, I have something else for you: […]

2017 European Textile Forum

The 2017 European Textile Forum will be held in Mayen, Germany, November 6-12, 2017. The theme this year is silk use and manufacture. I wish I could attend again; I haven’t been to a Textile Forum since the first one in Eindhoven. But my personal travel time and funds are going to a Viking excursion […]


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Free Norse clothing book

Via Katrin Kania: Aarhus University Press is doing a free ebook of the month series, it seems, and this month’s book is Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns by Lilli Fransen, Anna NørgÃ¥rd and Else ØstergÃ¥rd.

Pin loom

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

Tales from the Rumpus Room

First snow flurries this morning. It was a cold and windy walk with Trygvi. He didn’t seem to mind, but it’s probably time to get the snazzy plaid dog coat out. The couch remains as warm and cozy as ever. We always had a terrible time getting Grendel to take pills, until we hit on […]




It seems like everything I’ve done with string for the past couple years has been for classes and articles and such, and it feels wrong to me to put much of that on the blog. If nothing else, someone has paid money for that piece of knowledge, and I don’t want to just give it […]


I taught a new class at Complex Weavers in late September, on edge finishes for woven textiles, both warp and weft. I thought I was going to get the bibliography cleaned up and posted weeks ago, but since that hasn’t happened yet, I’m going to just go ahead and post it as is. The class […]