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Carolyn Priest-Dorman
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+Blogger, it's happening again.  I cannot post comments to my own Blogspot blog.  Why does this happen???

I've cleared cache, deleted cookies, signed out, signed in, signed out, signed in, and still nothing.  No explanation, no helpful help files somewhere.  I even opened a Chrome session and signed in fresh, but that didn't help either.

Unbelievably frustrating.
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The thing is, this problem briefly went away for a short while, and I thought I had it figured out, but now it's back to misbehaving.  So frustrating!

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His name is Simon Espinal.  Remember it.  Respect it.  The man is a world-class master weaver.

At 4000 elements per square inch, his handwoven Panama hat is significantly finer made than your finest bedsheets ever dreamed of being.  And of course he does all the fiber prep himself.  Who more familiar with the level of perfection necessary for such an exquisite piece of work?

This just floors me.  And the man who commissioned it is right:  it belongs in a museum.

h/t +Yonatan Zunger 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/08/08/340682706/hes-just-woven-the-worlds-finest-panama-hat-but-who-will-buy-it
We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama.
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Such a masterwork.

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This is an amazing story with some startling photos.  I only wish it had been possible for some Egyptian and Iraqi museums to follow suit during the recent turmoil there.  War and revolution have changed, though, and sometimes you don't have six months to prepare.

I'm glad they had that six months in Athens.  Looking at those photos, I feel as if the workers were rescuing my personal friends.

h/t +John Hopper

http://www.pappaspost.com/the-biggest-disappearing-act-in-world-war-ii-history-when-antiquities-vanished-from-the-national-archaeological-museum/
The war was raging in Europe— Italy had invaded Greece and rumblings from the north were being heard in faraway in Athens. Curators and archaeologists at t
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I have it on the highest authority that this is a cool exhibition.  :-)
 
Go see our exhibit at the Computer History Museum
Our wearable computing exhibition has some new items and new video content.  We gave it a new / old name and set it up in the lobby of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA.Read more...
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Two or three, yeah.  :-)

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A new post is up at my blog, A String Geek's Stash.  This one is a reprint.

http://stringgeek.blogspot.com/2015/06/two-asymmetrical-pavy-weaves.html
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Thanks!  We aim to please.  :-)

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A new post is up at my blog, A String Geek's Stash.

http://stringgeek.blogspot.com/2015/06/jorvik-1307-finishing-and-conclusions.html
Previous posts here and here. After I finished the second part of the weaving (see next post), I cut the web off the loom.  I washed it by hand in warm water with gentle soap, then spun it out and hung it up to dry.  (Warp-we...
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Wow!  Really nice!  Thanks for sharing it.

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No, +Google+​, I do not want to join the "Confederate Appreciation" community. And I certainly don't want to "ask to join" it.

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I think the Plus knows that I was raised in Ohio, so I've not been asked to join that community.

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I just looked back to confirm my impression, and it was true. Two weeks ago +The Mary Sue​ stopped posting links to their geeky articles. For a week or so they posted links to a few articles, almost all of them overtly political.
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Or maybe the Plus person is on vacation?

I see there have been a couple recent posts, but the big falloff is noticeable.

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Googleplex, I am in you!
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A while back, a private book collector in the Midwest sent me a textile to examine.  It had come to him as a bookmark in a sixteenth-century bound manuscript.  With his permission, I am sharing my analysis here. The bookmark ...
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I've been thinking the same thing!

Many of the medieval ones are fingerlooped; I think that would be really fun to make.  Some of them have an anchor at the top that is needleworked like one of those Elizabethan buttons (only bigger); that might be a cool thing to learn too.

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A new post is up at my blog, A String Geek's Stash.  This one is about a weave structure from the Roman and early post-Roman centuries.

http://stringgeek.blogspot.com/2015/07/21-twills-rippenkoper.html
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A new post is up at my blog, A String Geek's Stash.  This closes out the series of posts on the Jorvík 1307 textile.

http://stringgeek.blogspot.com/2015/06/jorvik-1307-this-project-grew-in.html
Or, "what I did with the rest of that handspun warp." It all started when I realized I'd spun a good bit more warp than I needed for my yard of  Jorvík 1307.  I thought I should probably try some other weft with it so I'd hav...
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This fabric is at KWHSS if anyone reading this is looking for it.
It will also be at Pennsic.
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Education
  • Vassar College
    Comparative Religion, 1981
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Independent scholar, string geek, dream weaver
Introduction
Easterner transplanted to the West Coast.
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Owned by nearly a dozen looms. On G+ before it was public. My Kevin Bacon number is a 2.
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