… and done! At least the CNC router part. Now to take this home!
If you’ve been following my blog for a few months at least, you’ll know that I’ve been spending a good deal of time exploring the different tools and machines that the Maker Space has available. One of the tools I haven’t had the chance to try (until now!) was the CNC router.
I originally didn’t really know what to use it FOR… but then decided it would be cool to try to make my own blocks for block printing using this machine. I had already found an image online of a 12th century brocade textile with a pattern of a lion that I really liked, that I thought would work well for a block, so decided to start with that. Continue reading →
Second wooden medieval style lantern I made at the Maker Space on the laser cutter/engraver
I really adored the medieval style lantern I built using the laser cutter at the Maker Space and since I had a few other things to cut, and had extra wood to use for the file… decided to re-cut the pieces for this design for a second version.
It took… a while to get to this project. I originally submitted it for cutting on the laser at the Maker Space back before Covid hit – and then with delays at the Maker Space due to scheduling and staffing, and then.. well.. Covid shutting the whole thing down for a long time, I only was able to get back in there to actually CUT it in September-October 2022. Continue reading →
Montengarde Samhain (Nov 6-8 2020) class: Construction of an Iron Age Finnish dress
A while ago I posted about working on the classes and whatnot for the November 6-8, 2020 Montengarde Samhain event. I don’t know that I’ll end up working on another similar online event anytime soon…. but I thought I’d record som
e of my thoughts about working on the event.
This is another one of those “probably only of interest to me” kind of posts.. and I do geek out a bit with statistics and analytics cus that’s my jam…
Out for a physically-distanced Pokemon Go walk with friends in my witchy hat with ear flaps
This hat was entirely on a whim after watching the ASMR-esqe Bernadette Banner’s Winter Witch Hat video. There was something about the finished version that just made me so frivolously happy that I knew I wanted one for myself. Of course it was right before super-depressing Halloween which might have had a lot to do with wanting to indulge some frivolity.
Beautiful green handspun wool dyed with Lupine flowers
It seems like greens are difficult to get with natural plant dyes, so when I read that green (even bright acid green!) could be obtained with Lupine flowers, I wanted to try it.
We have had lupine growing in our backyard for years – the flowers seem to be a favourite of bees, and they are a dramatic, beautiful, colourful flower. I read on The Easy Bluesthat lupine is originally a North American plant, though I remember being in Vantta, Finland and seeing vast fields full of them… they self-seed, and the seed pods POP sending the seeds all over the place, so apparently there they’re almost treated like a very pretty weed.