I know, for most of you this is old news. You all had your own thoughts about this topic many times over. But some things take a while to mature. Yesterday, I was talking with a friend about crafts, DIY in general and sewing in special, and we were ...

 

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hand working

I know, for most of you this is old news. You all had your own thoughts about this topic many times over. But some things take a while to mature. Yesterday, I was talking with a friend about crafts, DIY in general and sewing in special, and we were musing...

     

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black on cotton

A client has a kakishibu dyed fabric. Said fabric is nicely beige-brown but rather unimpressive. So he wants it different. Grey or black, maybe. But it should still retain its water repellent properties. The fabric is densely woven cotton/linen. The cotton thread is either natural grown brown or already treated...

 

Pigment painting

Today, a student and I had fun with kakishibu and iron oxide pigments on old table cloth and coarse linen. My student leaned more towards middle African inspired motives (the two in the middle) whereas I tended more towards circles and dots. The colours are not finished yet. Kakishibu and...

 

spinning

Spinning is a craft I tend to when I really need to slow down. Stitching and sewing is slow as well but more purposeful than spinning. (And I tend to fall into a kind of addicted trance with sewing and stiching which is stressful in itself.) With spinning I just...

     

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Bentheimer Landschaf taking for a spin

All over Germany (and in some other countries as well) there are so called Nutztier-Archen (livestock arcs; farms with endangered farming animals, old livestock races that are deemed non-profitable for industrialised farmingand are in danger of dying out which would be catastrophic for biodiversity). From one of them I got...

     

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