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Brigid Collins: "Yield" A one-off Artist's Book, incorporating a found 'book' form, lens tissue, sandpaper, leaves, typewritten text, silver leaf, linen thread and text from the "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tsu (translated by Gia- Fu Feng and Jane English). (Vintage edition).

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Whitework Embroidery 101: From Stitches to Patterns

Although whitework looks advanced, just a few simple stitches can yield stunning results! Explore stitches, fabric, threads and patterns that you can use to create your own whitework masterpiece.


A very refined meisen silk kimono featuring patterns of ume blossoms and royal carts. The light material is constructed differently than most meisen: it has horizontal added threads every 1 cm or so, yielding a ribbed texture. Mid-Taisho to early Showa (1915-1935), Japan. The Kimono Gallery


SPLENDID LOW-CARBING BY JENNIFER ELOFF: *WHOLE GRAIN BREAD* - 2 Grams of Carbs/slice for the 2-loaf version. A historic bread from 2002 that people still use. Visit the famous thread on LCF's (see my blog). Also, visit us at:

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The Scientific Method – 8 Shaft Turned Taquete (Originally posted 11/2/13)

Hypothesis: In weaving it is generally the case that 8 harnesses will yield a more complex cloth than 4 harnesses.Experiment: Weave some Turned Taquete tea towels using an 8 harnesses threading.Res…

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Free Historical Costume Patterns

A list of free historical costume patterns including medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian patterns.