I have this habit of keeping browser tabs open and mails unarchived until I have blogged off the links that they contain (or reminded me of). And I really have to clean up my browser and mail window... so here you go.
A nice little video (well, not so little, with 15 min running time) about how linen is made today. There's plenty of newfangled machines, but there's also plenty of manual work involved.
BE LINEN MOVIE from Linen and hemp community on Vimeo.
If you don't want to watch the whole thing, here's a link to the short version (4.5 minutes).
There's a beautiful silk pouch with tassels on blogged by Medieval Silkwork. It's yummy.
And now for something completely different. I really cracked up over this post from The Bloggess, featuring a giant metal chicken. (Yes, I'm easily amused.) I stumbled over it via this video of her giving a speech and setting off the Zombie Apocalypse in Utah.
Now my browser has four less tabs open. Unfortunately, all the rest requires some proper action by me... which I'll be off to do now.