Oggling: How was linen made in the Middle Ages? Intrepid professors Heidi Sherman and Alison Gates have started the UWGB Flax Project, employing archeology, art history, and undergrad grunt work to answer that very question. They're growing and processing their own flax on campus! Isn't experimental archeology the best?
Here's some of the flax they produced, spun by student Alicia Engstrom. So neat!
On the geek front, Omnipixel wrote a great article explaining what Dagorhir Battle Games is all about. If you were the sort of kid who dreamt of swordfighting, this is the game for you!
Photo via the Tribune-Democrat's Article
Wearing: Do you have a ton of lovely-but-unloved dresses languishing in your closet? I know I need a Summer of Dresses slash Use it Or Lose It challenge: wear every dress I own within some set timeframe-- maybe the first half of June-- and find new homes for the ones I can't rock. A mess of dresses! Are you with me?
A mess of dresses indeed.
Happy... er... Tuesday?