Author: Daniel

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The first supper

Toward the back of our garden, just before the newly build workshop, we have a beautiful pergola that is intertwined with a wisteria tree. This provides cover to a patio area which is prime...

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‘Looming Hell

I don’t remember what I was doing when first I stumbled upon The Interlace Project – a “practice-based research project that combines the traditional manufacturing techniques of spinning and weaving with emergent e-textile technologies”...

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The Fruit of my Loom

Following on from my post about the loom I build for my friend Emma, I have an update to share on her progress using it, delivered via the medium of WhatsApp images, and the...

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I own a workshop!

I moved into my current house around a year ago, and as I mentioned at the time, I was super excited by the prospect of owning a shed. Fast forward a year, and much...

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My first commission

One thing which has been consistent among the projects I’ve worked on since starting my journey as a maker, is they’ve all been chosen by me. That changed two weeks ago when I got...

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I made a box

Last night I attended the first of five evening woodworking classes at The Building Block, a local community center in Worcester As anyone that’s read my review in Hackspace magazine knows, I’m currently learning...

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Bringing the Future into the Present

It was around 6:58pm when I stood up. The room only had eight people in it, but they are all looking at me, expectantly. Fuelled by the pint of stout I’d just polished off,...

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My goals are in sight

Since the end of 2015 I’ve been using a board on Trello to log and track my yearly goals. The setup is quite simple – at the start of each year I review the...