So many nifty things on the internet this week: Sixteenth-century rocket cats. Why does this seem like a really awful idea? An article I hadn’t seen on the golden spider silk, with a lovely photo of the embroidery (previous links here and here). Hunting wild honey in Nepal. Neither fiber-arts related nor medieval, but stunning […]
Posts under ‘Medieval’
I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned here before that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has made its back publications catalog freely available online. Now the J. Paul Getty Museum has done the same thing. So many nifty things to read about!
Things have been accumulating; let me foist them off on you. Nick thinks I need this to protect me from rampaging nightime kittens. I think it would just make things worse by adding an extra toy to the mix. Trouble-causing cats are not a new problem. My Little Queen Elizabeth I. This is nifty. Modern […]
String. And Halloween. Hm. How about a needle lace jack-o-lantern? Or maybe some medieval ghoulies? Wodewoses, even! Perhaps you need this wonderful early 16th c. German rosary? In much more recent history, that hysteria about Martians invading? It just isn’t so.
I have a new tablet weaving gallery on Flickr. This medieval manuscript repaired with needle lace made me think of Laura, but I expect more of you are interested. I’ve added a Workshop and Classes listing to the tabs above. Nick sent me this lovely manuscript illumination. The boxer continues goofy. The kittens continue ferocious.
I don’t think I have enough things to actually make up a post, but I don’t want them to get lost, so here you are. A whole new perspective on Penn State squirrels Medieval medical science (yes with pictures; you’ve been warned) Commander Chris Hadfield on Zen Pencils. What are you going to do today?
Working on New Year’s Eve? All by yourself in the office? Here are some things that might keep you from getting too bored. The UK has put images of all publicly-owned paintings online, all 212,000 of them. Here’s the search. How Grendel Stole Christmas. Evidence for Viking-era hemp in Norway. A spindle typology, with pictures. […]
I swear to serve the Kingdom, the Society, and the Arts to the best of my ability, now and always. Let me back up a step. This weekend was Fiber, Fabric and Fighting (and other things that start with F), an SCA event I helped start ten years ago. This is an SCA story, and […]
The intersection between fiber arts and science (don’t forget the hovertext): Also interesting: new research on the Bayeux Tapestry. I’d like to read the original, as I’m not certain how deciding that the work was made by professional embroiderers means that it wasn’t made by nuns, or at several locations. [Doh! Added the link.] But […]
“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” Meet Trygvi. (Trygvi: from the Old Norse word for faithful, essentially the Viking version of Fido.) He’s a year-old boxer mix, more or less. He’s a rescue, so we don’t really know, but that’s what the vet thinks. We’ve had him for two and a half […]