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Teaching Myself to Weave on a Warp Weighted Loom

November 16, 2017
Picture of a free standing warp weighted loom.

I have a new loom! Isn’t she beautiful? I’m starting a new project! I’m giddy with excitement! Keep reading to learn more about what I’m up to.

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Its been a long time…

November 16, 2017

My last post on this blog was 2 1/2 years ago.  Since then, I’ve gotten settled in a new job, I’ve started a couple of businesses with a partner and I’ve bought and sold a house.  Lots of life happened, but its been good!  There…

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Historical Costumers Do List

February 11, 2015

I had a rant all prepared in my head this morning to post up on social media.  You know, like you do.  I stopped myself and thought, “how do I turn this around into a list of things to DO, rather than list of things…

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Birka Posaments

September 22, 2014
Birka posament samples

I’m exploring a new embellishment technique – posaments from the Birka grave finds.

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First day in Delhi, part 1.

March 9, 2014

After a few hours of sleep, I wake up about 6:30am India time.   Down to breakfast around 8am in the hotel restaurant where they are serving a buffet consisting…

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22 hours in a really long time to India

March 8, 2014
22 hours in a really long time to India

Twenty two hours in the air to India is a really long time even if the trip is broken into more than one leg and even if its in business…

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India Bound

March 7, 2014

It is my first fight across the ocean, the sun trailing behind us, yet somehow, when we land it will be a different day. A 10 hour flight, a brief…

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Scythian-inspired Felt Hat

February 13, 2014

In September 2013, I made a felt hat for a friend.  The hat is based on styles worn by turkic tribes in near Asia for several thousand years, with a…

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Iron Age Finnish Mantle – Fingerloop Braiding with Bronze Wire Coils. Part One.

September 28, 2013
Finger loop braiding with coiled wire.

One of the striking features of the iron age Finnish Mantle is its heavily ornamentated borders. They are a composite of two different textiles techniques; integrated tablet weaving and fingerloop…

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New weaving project – Blue and Gray Cloth

September 25, 2013
Blue and gray broken diamond twill cloth

How would you like to know what’s on my loom right now? August was an insanely busy month for me both professionally and personally. My focus was simply surviving and…

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