Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016


Ein etwas ungewöhnlicher Post, aber hilft ja nix ;)

An die Dame, die mich im Molly's nach dem Rezept für die Baileys-Plätzchen gefragt hat, das Rezept findet sich hier: Baileys-Plätzchen

Und bitte melde dich mal bei mir, ich habe etwas gefunden, das du im Pub verloren hast!

Samstag, 6. August 2016

My Turn On Turn Shoes

I finally managed to do something I wanted to try for ages: Make a pair of turn shoes.
The problem was, I'm always a bit nervous when it comes to cutting good quality leather without knowing, that my pattern actually works.
So I first wrapped my foot in duct tape, cut the mock up open again, placed it on a sheet of paper and traced the pattern to the paper. I then used this pattern to cut my leather (i.e. soles and uppers from different types of leather).
Then you 'only' have to sew the parts together, turn them inside out, and - tadaaaaa! - you have some shoes that should fit perfectly. I was so happy, mine really did! ;)

There are some great tutorials around, I picked out this one (pictures and video):

Freitag, 11. März 2016

Tabletwoven Band From Chelles-sur-Marne

Hello again to my dear readers! I wasn't idle recently, so now it's time to show you some of my work finally :)

Since late November last year I had a beautiful  band on my loom, which I finished about two weeks ago. The original is from the tomb of the merovingian queen Bathilde (630-680) and the abbess Bertille (630-705). The textiles in their tomb were found as a bundle, so in some cases it is not possible to say, which textile belonged to which woman.

Fragments of the original textile from Chelles. From: Königinnen der Merowinger : Patrick Périn, Egon Wamers (Hrsg.): Adelsgräber aus den Kirchen von Köln, Saint-Denis, Chelles und Frankfurt am Main; Schnell und Steiner, Regensburg, 2012, S. 139.

The original band had a width of 18mm. I used 40/2 sewing thread and 48 tablets and came up with a width of 16mm.

 The original textile was made frome fine silk and was composed from a variety of gemetrical patterns.

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