This year’s Drachenwald University was held last weekend at the beautiful Ingestre Hall, a 17th c. Jacobean mansion in Stafford, England. These beautiful surroundings framed a busy but rewarding weekend. Two personal highlights were presenting my finished Golden Egg project and receiving the Order of the Panache, a kingdom-level Arts and Sciences award.Read More
There is a saying in weaving that “it isn’t finished until it is wet finished,” as it is wet finishing that integrates interlaced threads into cohesive cloth. Weaving is moving forward apace, and now curiosity has gotten the better of me.Read More
I’ve been making good progress on my Golden Egg project, though there’s still more to be done. Here’s a quick visual update: The little Glimåkra loom is now up. On the left is ca. 2400 meters of handspun for weft, on the right a 10 meter warp in two chains. Now to get wool on loom to do that magical weaving dance!
I’m doing cutting Tetris for a Greenlandic D10606 hood. It is C14 dated to roughly the period of my 1335 hood reference, so is the first prototype for some ideas I have for materials and construction. And as I work, more observations and questions pop up.Read More