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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, who have several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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Needles in the Stacks: Professional Sewing Techniques edition

This is a “Not for Beginners” post.  Today we’re working our way through a series of books aimed at demonstrating production sewing techniques.  What we’re looking for here are the kind of shortcuts that are used in garment mass production … Continue reading

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Vines and Whorls from the Anglo-Saxons

Last month I wrote a bit about my obsession with curving vines and acanthus leaves.  Someone at the British Museum must have heard my cry, and just posted this about how to decode (and thereby reuse!) the complicated knots and … Continue reading

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