Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas!


A joyous Christmas to you all! & Many thanks for visiting my blog this year. This lovely late 1890s Christmas card comes from a book I've been working on recently.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Making a Tiny Bonefolder

 Tools are so important and personal, and there's no better way to feel a connection with a tool than to have made or modified it yourself... 


  I've spent the last few weeks slowly, slowly making my own tiny bonefolder. I had an oversized bonefolder that I never seemed to use and so I took to it with a hacksaw, making three smaller sections. Then with a very coarse sandpaper (I did not have a rasp) I've been working it down into a shape that I liked (on the left in the right hand picture). I finished it off with a very fine sandpaper, and a good rub with my apron. It's working a treat!