My extra-special-bonus-day has turned into an afternoon of playing with string, but mostly of fiddling around on the computer, learning some new things, and organizing whole piles of odds and ends.
I’ve been saving links, and if I post them I don’t need to save them any more. As you might expect, the sciencey stuff is elsewhere, and the string and other medieval bits are here.
- Sotheby’s Catalog: Western Manuscripts. The auction is over, but the photos are still online. The e-catalog allows some extreme closeups. A quick look suggests that the seal tag on Lot 19 (late 12th-c English) is doubleface tablet weaving.
- 30,000-year-old flax fibers – knotted and dyed!
- The book Pattern and Loom is now freely available online.
- Traditional shoes and shoe hay in Lapland.
- The invisible man: reality art?
There. I’m making progress on the organizational stuff. Now for some organizational baking- that’s when you use up things that have been lurking in the freezer, like that tub of rhubarb pie filling.