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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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From winter blues into rainbows of ornament

    I am one of those people who hates the drear of winter time.  It’s a time of year when everything seems muted, gray, dingy, and brown.  I feel muffled and dulled by so many coats and scarves and … Continue reading

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Much ado about undergarments…

I promise to come back to this when I’ve read what the archaeologist has to say about them, but in the meantime, we’re getting ready for students and the new semester.  Yay for new students! So just to keep your … Continue reading

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