It’s been a quiet house, since Casa Dixie Weaver is embroiled in the new Civ game. So this week’s update is more of a links fest than anything else.
- Medieval Silkwork posted a really nice article, back in July, about tassels and Turk’s head knots. She includes some lovely pictures from extant medieval tassels, and prvious articles include both how to make Turk’s Head Knots and the gimp thread she uses.
- At Gina – B Silkworks, there’s a new system to make focal beads by rolling up paper and glueing it. (After which the focal beads can of course be painted, or decorated, at will.) Gina is the author of “Tak v Bowes”, which is a translation of a manuscript on fingerloop braiding … A manuscript which is sadly out of print. Poking around the website is fun, as she makes the most gorgeous wrapped buttons. Sometimes I think her form of wrapped buttons is just another kind of weaving.
- Opus Anglicanum has started a new stitchalong project; kits come with everything you need, but if you already have the embroidery supplies, all you have to do is download and print the pdfs. Like last year’s project, she begins with a very good tutorial on the basic covering stitch, including pictures of what the back of the embroidery should look like.