I still owe you all a tutorial and video on how to use a nostepinne (center pull ball winder). Something more urgent has happened. One of my protégés (remember I said I was in the Society for Creative Anachronism?) is being elevated to the Order of the Pelican (Peerage for Service) this weekend so I've… Continue reading A post postponed
I've started a Youtube Channel to host any video tutorials I shoot. With that I uploaded a short video to test out how it all works. It shows nalbinding a few Finnish stitches (2+2 F2) on what is the brim/cuff of a beanie hat. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/n3MckI3N6xU Become a Patron!
Goodness. A lot has happened in the last few months. Back in May I submitted an abstract to demonstrate a craft at the North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles (N.E.S.A.T.). I never thought I would be selected to present. In August I received word that my demonstration on "Nalbinding with Non-wool Fibers" had been… Continue reading Finland and N.E.S.A.T.
Fibers are the raw materials used in fiber / textile arts.
Why did I change the name of my blog? First of all, I have to explain why I started my original blogs. In 1997 my best friend got engaged and wanted a renaissance themed wedding. She didn't have a lot of money so we had to make everything ourselves. I learned to sew during the… Continue reading Why the Name Change?
Thanks for joining me! Please be patient as I migrate my posts from my previous blog home to this site. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. — Douglas Adams
Before I move on to the next part of the mitten I want to talk to you about stitch markers.It is important to use the type that open and close like a safety pin. I have several types pictured below. I don't like to use the ones that just have an opening in the ring… Continue reading Halfway there and some stitch markers