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Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 4: Weaving the Cloth

(August 2022) The following is a transcription of the documentary film Bäuerliche Leinenweberei 4: Herstellen von Leinwand, with my translation of the original German commentary presented alongside stills from the corresponding scenes in the film. The film is the fourth in a series recording the re-enactment of traditional linen weaving in the town of Dickenshied … Continue reading Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 4: Weaving the Cloth

Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 3: Beaming, Tying and Dressing the Warp

(March 2022) The following is a transcription of the film Bäuerliche Leinenweberei: 3: Aufbäumen, Anknüpfen und Schlichten der Kette, with my translation of the original German commentary presented alongside stills from the corresponding scenes in the film. The film is the third in a series recording the re-enactment of traditional linen weaving in the town … Continue reading Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 3: Beaming, Tying and Dressing the Warp

Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 2: Building The Loom

(February 2022) The following is a transcription of the film Bäuerliche Leinenweberei: 2: Aufschlagen des Webstuhls, with my translation of the original German commentary presented alongside stills from the corresponding scenes in the film. The film is the second in a series recording the re-enactment of traditional linen weaving in the town of Dickenshied in … Continue reading Rural Linen Weaving in Germany: Part 2: Building The Loom

Linen Landscapes

(June 2021) The Dutch artist Jacob van Ruisdael (1629-1682) made at least eighteen paintings of the linen bleaching fields around Haarlem. The landscapes are seen from an elevated vantage point, with the church of Sant Bavo on the horizon, and the bleaching fields in the middle distance, intersected by water channels, with strips of white … Continue reading Linen Landscapes

Following Ralph Watson

(April 2021) Follow this link to my guest blog for the North Yorkshire County Records Office, April 2021.