I’ve been diverting a fair amount of time that would otherwise have gone into blogging, to the preparation of a paper for the In the Loop at 10 conference at the University of Southhampton at the end of next week. Its title is Taking a Loupe to the Loop and it reviews some of the topics… Continue reading First impressions of knitting
When I blogged about the Cuerdale Hoard yesterday, I had no expectation of seeing it right under my nose today. In the interim, I had visited the Gold Room at the Swedish History Museum, which is as close to an encyclopedic exhibition of Viking metal art as can be. There was a tubular silver chain… Continue reading Viking knitting close up
My name is Cary Karp and I’m by no means a newcomer either to printed or online publication. However, I’ve never blogged before and have adopted the nickname stringbed for the new role. Much of what I’ve published elsewhere has been accounts and analyses of information culled from pre-existing sources and experimental observation. The results… Continue reading The blogger’s intentions
In 2014, I retired two years ago from a career in the museum sector that had begun over four decades earlier. One of my daily concerns during its first half was describing utilitarian objects in varying degrees of detail both for local catalogs and lengthier publication. A fair amount of effort often went into ferreting… Continue reading Welcome to Loopholes!