The essay on medieval textiles wasn't actually on the textiles themselves, but focused rather on the use of religious imagery on household textiles and clothing in the pre-iconoclastic period. But it necessitated some very fun research on textiles from that era and I now have rather a large wishlist over on Book Depository on textiles through the ages and some plotting going on in my head regarding future research. If I can stomach the thought of more years of The Juggle, that is.
Other doings :: thinking, writing, working, knitting. Packing another child off to camp - this time it was Son #1 heading off for a week of rock climbing camp with the other Year 11s before they have to knuckle down to end of year exams. Practising the cello as we have two performances looming large (or gigs, as we like to say. We also call our lessons band practice, rather than middle-aged ladies beginner strings group. Sad, yes).
Makings :: a skirt. Linen from Lincraft, doily from the op shop.
Channelling Dottie Angel only without the chickens.
A strippy red cushion cover to go with the strippy red quilt top which will one day be a complete quilt draped over my blue couch.
Another cushion cover which I now realise as I look at this photo, isn't quite as randomly pieced as intended.
And a square of pieced fabrics which was meant to become a sort of patchworked project bag but turned out to be utterly the wrong shape, so will probably become another cushion cover. Or maybe not, as I seem to have made quite a few these days. Don't know what's with that. (Well, probably the lure of small, achievable projects. Unlike say, quilts, or PhDs on medieval textiles).