Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gebroeders van Limburg Weekend, Nijmegen

Isis is finishing the seam of a pouch

This weekend, Isis and I were at the Gebroeders van Limburg Weekend in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The weather was terrible, but the public was friendly. We met some nice new people and caught up with some old friends. We even met some people who read our blog and told us they liked it. This made us very happy, thank you!!

I only managed to take one "normal" picture because, yes, the weather was THAT bad...


Joyce said...

Thank you for showing me how to finish the seams of a pouch Isis!

Kind regards,
Joyce (one of your fans ;))

Anonymous said...

I visited on Sunday, and spotted the group of you! Especially Isis has such a recognizable face and hood :) The pouch-in-progress looks lovely; I had the pleasure of seeing it live as well so your posting this picture quite excited me when I first saw it.

I've been reading your blog for quite a while, and I would have gone over and asked you all lots of questions, but was too shy to approach. Still, I would like to let you know that I really enjoyed the atmosphere (despite the weather) and I want to thank you all for being there and being part of it. :)

Kind regards,

Isis said...

hi iris and joyce! it is lovely to hear from you! next time you see us dont be shy! it is always such a pleasure to meet readers of our blog in person! joyce: we are happy to have been able to show you how to do it! i hope you will be able to finish your pouch project soon!

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Seems my nagging got you to finally update :-D

Isis said...

peter, it will get even better: when i get back from switzerland i'll do another post! :)

Karen said...

I just found your blog. I'm so happy! So much wonderful information and beautiful things. I want to hand spin authentic silk thread for medieval embroidery, and cannot find good information about the proper size (diameter) of the yarn or whether it was single or multiple plies. Could you possibly help me?

Isis said...

hi karen!
as far as is known spun silk wasn't used for embroidery at all in the middle ages. the silk that was used is filament silk. you can read all about how to produce filament silk here:
spun silk was possibly used for the tassels that were often applied to pouches and pillows. it is not possible to tell from originals mostly, because often the silk of the tassels of original purses is worn and torn.
i hope you will be able to take it further from the wormspit website, but your are always welcome to ask more questions of course!

Karen said...

Thank you for your quick reply! I guess that settles that, and it certainly makes sense.

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