The Refashion Co-op has recently celebrated its 2 year birthday. The feedback I got from readers and contributors that day gave me the push I needed to start this series like the “what would you do?” posts again. This time around the goal is to create a series of resource pages on Refashion Co-op. The first theme is “Dress Refashions“. The new format is as follows:
So please help me find the best dress refashion tutorials by linking to your favourits. Read More
These are the class notes for the “Introduction to XML and editing ancient documents” seminar I am doing this summer semester at LMU, Munich.
XML should be both wellformed and valid. Last week we used our XML editors to write wellformed XML. We encoded words like:
This week I will use the Jane Austen’s Persuasion quote from last week produced to show how to encode the text so that it also validates against a schema, in this case a TEI schema. I will show them how to use the TEI Guidelines and explain how, with such a vast standard, we can still end up with different XML for the same text. Then I will introduce them to EpiDoc to show how, for ancient documents, we can use the same subset of TEI. Read More
Socks, socks, socks and all the maths that goes behind it. While working on my own sock calculator I became very curious about other sock calculators out there, and there are loads! OK, maybe not loads, but quite a few. At first I thought – oh no, does the internet really need another sock calculator. Yes it does! So far I haven’t found any sock calculator exactly like mine and I had great fun making it. It was a chance for me to practice a lot of different things such as knitting design, making videos and building a WordPress plugin.
However, you may find that my sock calculator doesn’t work for the type of socks you like to make. So here I am going to link to all the sock calculators I can find out there. Take a pick!
First is my own Super Sock Calculator, so you can see how they will be listed. Read More
I have just had the absolute pleasure of a lovely, inspiring chat with Heather Ordover. Many of you may know her as the woman behind CraftLit, now running on its seventh year. If you don’t, then may I suggest that you get yourselves over there and tune in. CraftLit has recently aired its 300th episode and is still going strong with new chapters of some of the most beloved classic books ever written, paired with equal measures of literature analysis and crafty news.
Craftlit logo © Heather Ordover
The current book is Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, which I am personally listening to, together with John, while we both sit and make stuff. Heather has helped me to see this book in a completely new light. From being a dark and broody story about a much too young girl wandering around the moors, a lot (I had only seen the first part of the BBC series from 1983), Heather transformed the book into an interesting and surprisingly modern story covering morals and ethics to which we can draw parallels today. I’m hooked! So how did she come up with this idea of an audio book/literature analysis/craft podcast? Read More