Silver Chain from Katalog der Ausstellung zum X. archaologischen Kongress in Riga 1896

This chain is from Katalog der Ausstellung zum X. archaologischen Kongress in Riga 1896. The chain is made using the technique found in Ancient Wire by Helene Jacobs, which is known as Wire Weaving, Viking Knit, Viking Chain Knitting, or similar terms. It was worked using single weave and appears to have been started using five…

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Pewter Casting

 This is just meant to be a brief overview. Please read additional information about casting before proceeding on your own. Please be very careful since molten pewter is very hot and can splatter and burn. Pewter is a combination of metals – tin, lead, copper, bisumth and antimony have traditionally been used. Lead is toxic…

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Flax Drying

Growing and Processing Flax

I wanted to make a new linen underdress.  In shopping around locally, the best price that I was able to find for linen was $38.00 per yard, which was not within my budget for the project.  This led to the decision find out how to make my own linen.  It was already May (optimum planting…

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