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Historical Costumers Do List

February 11, 2015
Learning how to set up a warp on a warp weighted loom.

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 to DON’T?” So, I posted the first draft of this list to my friends asking for their help in making it better and, boy, did they ever deliver!  The following…

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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
The Minar at Qutb Complex.

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 of India, American, Japanese and Chinese food.  We decide that we want to go sightseeing,…

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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
Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on a Boeing Dreamliner 787.

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
Front view of the completed Scythian-inspired felt hat

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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Another Pair of Broken Diamond Twill Leg Wraps

September 24, 2013
Blue and orange leg wraps.

Last summer I wove a pair of leg wraps in a color combination that particularly appeals to me, blue and orange, and, recently, I took the time to wet-finish the…

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Iron Age Finnish Mantle – Integrated Tablet Woven Band

September 22, 2013
Integrated tablet woven band

The Iron Age Finnish Mantle project, completed in July 2013, was a wonderful opportunity to learn a variety of new-to-me textile techniques. One of those new experiences was creating table…

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