links

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I was going to post some more links for the various people who are participating in Unite, but craftscotland has beaten me to it. They’ve set up not just a page, but a whole suite of pages and you can … Read More

stress and de-stress

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One of the most challenging things I have found with parallel threadings is that they are an absolute @*%%?! to fix if you make a mistake. I am pretty good at threading accurately first time around — though I have … Read More

books

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I have been positively gorging on treats this week, and it is only Tuesday. First there was the day out on Saturday, then there was the day off on Monday. My life doesn’t have many days off in it. Partly … Read More

day out

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A day out! Well, half a day. Well, about two hours out really, and then I pretty much stopped functioning… The Ankle Formerly Known as Sprained has been playing up this week, to the point where I have had to … Read More

blood and mesh

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This afternoon saw the last of the Christmas book tokens traded in for assorted reading matter. Then we had a cup of tea at the cafĂ© upstairs where we were kept from plummeting onto the books below by this diamond … Read More

Elusive iridescence

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My desperate attempt to video iridescent cloth…

food for thought

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Thanks for all the feedback on my last post: some hearteningly positive vibes and lots to think about. Several of you like the tooty frooty floats more than I do, which suggests that the put-it-away-and-forget-about-it approach may offer some success. … Read More

Evaluation time

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I’ve been sampling for the first in a series of hangings

pots and such

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I’m still spying on the Unite selection, but have moved on to the ceramicists. I love ceramics. That is, I love ceramics made by other people. My own potential pottery career was nipped in the bud when I was about … Read More