Glow in the dark yarn. I never bought it because I thought it wouldn’t be that bright. But this picture shows me otherwise.
gotta love knitting needles. i can make a scarf. i can make a hat. i can stab your eyes out. i can make mittens.
What was that middle part?
i can make a hat
Broidery on a medieval page
Holes in the pages of medieval books are common. They were easily made (by the parchment maker’s knife), as in this wonderful case. Fixing it by stitching the hole together with strings of parchment is also common: parchment makers did it all the time, leaving behind “scars” on the page. What is totally unusual, however, is the repairs seen in this 14th-century book in Uppsala, Sweden. The damage is repaired, or at least masked, by good old broidery. It was done by the nuns who purchased the book in 1417. It is delightful to think that they took the effort to make a medieval hole disappear by replacing it with patterns like this, made up from pieces of silk in the most vivid of colors.
Pics: website of University Library Uppsala. More information about the preservation of this manuscript here.
Oh my goodness.
My fabric collection, Fort Firefly, is now available for purchase! I worked with Birch Fabrics to create this line of playful woodland-inspired organic cotton fabrics featuring tree forts, campfires, fireflies, foxes, deer, raccoons, bunnies, and a girl named Penny. I’ll post some photos of the physical fabric this weekend too, so you can get an idea of how it looks in person.
You can buy fabric by the 1/2 yard on Fabricworm, or order it wholesale directly from Birch Fabrics. Also check out the cute craft project tutorials using the fabrics on Birch’s blog! If you order any fabric and do something cool with it, please let me know and send some photos my way! I’ll be collecting all ideas & tutorials on a Pinterest board so that anyone looking for ideas can find them in one place.
Thanks for all of your enthusiastic responses about the collection! I’m happy to be able to share it with you!