i've been pondering things archaeological of late so it was somewhat serendipitous that i received news today [via the Mendocino Handspinners and Weavers Guild, thank you!] of a garment found in a retreating glacier
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you'll find the story here
and why have i been thinking about archaeology? it's to do with dyeing...and that often textiles have become dyed by long immersion in lakes and bogs, or in the proximity of metals
so after some research [began in January 2011] i have come up with a small book on a technique that i think may become quite popular [as it brings together bottling of foods with dyeing of cloth]
it's my slightly old-fashioned response to people wanting online workshops.
a book will be useful, if only by candlelight, even when the electricity fails :-)