Monthly Archives: September 2016

School

Starting secondary school is a great experience when it includes learning about perspective for the first time, writing your first ever essay (on the subject “A Day in July”), learning about Andreas Vesalius bodysnatcher (the first modern anatomist), and discovering … Continue reading

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Two Booklists

When I was visiting Glasgow recently I popped Kathleen Jamie’s The Bonniest Companie into my bag, thinking I’d be able to read it whenever I stopped for a cup of tea. But you just can’t read this book in public … Continue reading

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The Bonniest Companie

Aren’t we the bonniest companie? Come with us… The haunting end of The Hinds is inspired by the ballad Tam Lin which I knew from Fairport Convention’s version on Liege and Lief. I went off searching for Tam Lin and … Continue reading

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Brown woolen clog-socks (Cantabria)

I visited the exhibition Del Tejido al Vestido (trans: “from the cloth to the clothes”) to see what I could see in the way of wool. I was most impressed by the tools for the linen-working trade which all had the … Continue reading

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White Woolen Togas (from woolwinding’s blog)

I’ve had an astonishingly ‘crafty’ summer. Plus, there’s work (bechod) and, what with one thing and another, blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. But I’ve still been brooding on fulling. I realise lots of people will know … Continue reading

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