[Ansteorra-textiles] Introduction plus other stuff

Carolle M Cox hpockets at gte.net
Fri May 17 11:10:27 PDT 2002

Radegund, i'll be at Warlord, but not in your class, unfortunately.  Other
duties keep me away for all but one class (waah).  Alienor, don't you think
you could get away for this one??


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From: "CTernus" <cternus at texas.net>
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Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 6:53 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra-textiles] Introduction plus other stuff

> Hello,
> I'm Radegund of Tours, from Bjornsborg.  I taught myself to spin in the
> early 90's and continued in fits and starts.  I'm interested in anything
> do with fiber.  I have made finger-looped braids, kumihimo, sprang, band
> weaving (inkle/rigid heddle/tablet), narrow cloth weaving, felt (not
> on purpose) and nalbinding (okay, actually they were snarls of fat yarn).
> I'm teaching myself to knit.  Right now I'm playing with tapestry (Coptic
> and Medieval), doing some spinning and planning some big projects for June
> and July when I will have access to really big looms.  I have two table
> looms (one of which is very sad and badly needs rehabilitation) and an
> generation Ashford Traveler spinning wheel that I got a terrific deal on
> (around $80), plus endless spindles and loom parts.  I'm also very much
> research on just about anything, but textiles are a particular favorite.
> Kestral, did you get your rare breeds from Walnut Ridge Farm?  I ordered
> about 50 fleece samples from them plus some bunny and bovine samples.
> Corrinne mentioned "In Sheep's Clothing."  Another good source is the
> magazine "Spin-Off."  They're a good source for a lot of things, actually,
> but they often have a large article every issue or so devoted to a
> particular flavor of fiber-producing entity.  I say it that way because
> have articles on flax, cotton, qiviut, camelids, etc. - oh yeah and sheep.
> Lately I've been gathering the magazines and photocopying the articles to
> put in a separate binder, along with articles from the Oklahoma livestock
> site mentioned earlier today.  If I have it together by Steppes Warlord,
> I'll bring it.
> By the way, I'm running the classes at Steppes Warlord.  Audette has
> graciously agreed to teach a class on knitting, so if you'd like to learn,
> come to the class.  If there are enough of us at Steppes Warlord, maybe we
> can meet in the Hall sometime.  I certainly don't intend to step outside
> except possibly for some brief window-shopping during the day.  We could
> have a spin-in or something.
> I think Audette mentioned a nalbinding class at Bjornsborg's summer
> collegium.  It's being taught by Lady Vera; she taught a class on temari
> balls last year.  I'm teaching something, I don't know what yet.
> It's very exciting to have a local forum to talk about textiles.  Thanks,
> Clare.
> Sincerely,
> Radegund
> PS. Me too on copies.  Thx.
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