Monthly Archives: July 2013

New additions to the library last month

July 4, 2013
Stack o books

Its no secret; I love books.  I love books best when they belong to me.  Nothing beats the feeling of pulling out a reference for some obscure grave find or textile technique on a whim. My guess is that I am not alone in my quest to possess ALL THE BOOKS.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that you, too, have a mighty fine personal library.  You might even think of bibliographies like shopping lists the…

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Iron age Finnish Mantle – Weaving the cloth

July 3, 2013
2/2 twill weave for the body of the mantle

The iron age Finnish mantle is such an interesting project; rich in texture and steeped in history.   The mantle is just one part of much larger effort to make a complete female Finnish costume.  I am grateful to work with a group of passionate artists who really care about history and the quality of their work.     In this post, I’m going to talk about the process of weaving the mantle cloth.

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