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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 12:09am on 28/11/2016 under
Just like the title: a bunch of links to sites that offer step-by-step tutorials for a number of different items of historical headwear. If you're interested, go here for the entry.
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In which I share a video recipe for a food I've never heard of before: "freekeh"? No, not "freaky"; freekeh; wheat that is harvested young and roasted as part of its processing. Anyway, if that intrigues you too, go here for the entry.
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More updates about my nalbinding. But with a picture, this time! If you care, go here for the entry.
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In which I embed, and briefly discuss, a video about an ancient silk textile that had been found in Norway in a Viking Age ship burial. Go here for the entry.
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In which I describe my rather casual experiments with one of the most popular dishes of the Near East, ful medames. Go here for the entry.
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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 04:12pm on 25/10/2016 under
In which I advise my readers of a book sale at Casemate Academic. A sale involving books about textiles, of course. Go here for the entry.
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Oh, look, I found *another* tutorial about the Skoldehamn hood! Reporting on this is not entirely a frivolity; the author of this tutorial has different objectives from the other tutorial writers I discussed a month ago, and she makes a very good point about why it is educational to make a replica of an historical garment using the same stitching techniques used in the original. Go here for the entry.
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Just a few random facts about nalbinding, and how old it is. Go here for the entry.
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As the title says. The "random insight" is not mine, but it is about nalbinding. Go here for the entry.
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More boring news about my attempt to re-teach myself nalbinding. Go here for the entry.

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