August 6th, 2013

8-pointed Star

Drive-by Update

Last Friday we took the day off from work, got up early, and drove to Chicago for MuseCon. For a brief description of what makes MuseCon special, check out this post on the Arts Nova blog.

I spent most of the weekend messing with fiber. When I wasn't knitting I was either making felt beads, needle-felting a dragon, or teaching someone else to knit. If I wasn't crafting myself I was learning about crafts new to me, such as Shibori, a dye resist technique associated with Japan, or attending a wonderful talk about Endless Amusement. This book, published in 1820, contains 400 scientific demonstrations, experiments, tricks, and projects for young readers, many of which are highly dangerous. For example, one begins "Dissolve 100 grains of mercury by heat, in an ounce and a half of nitric acid..."

To see what I did during the convention, click on the link.

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