[Ansteorra-textiles] Introduction plus other stuff

Jeanie Collins JCollins at ccsb.com
Fri May 17 11:18:58 PDT 2002

I'm going to surely try. It sounds like fun.

>>> hpockets at gte.net 05/17/02 01:10PM >>>
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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